People interested in volunteering should contact us. Once we have received your inquiry, we will schedule a phone call where you can learn more about current opportunities. In the meantime, please feel free to browse our current needs. Or, contact us to create a role specifically for you.

Current needs:

Instructors for Academy for Writers and Entrepreneurs

We are seeking local, reputable writer-teachers to work with students in our AWE (Academy for Writers and Entrepreneurs) program beginning this September at the Ligonier Valley YMCA. If you have teaching experience and are a skilled writer, consider a Saturday writing instructor position with Write Local’s AWE program.


-Experience working in a group setting with middle school and/or high schools students.
-Availability on Saturdays from 12:00-1:30 PM beginning September 26, 2015 and ending November 7, 2015.
-Available for planning and evaluation meetings with the program director.
-Must be knowledgeable/passionate about the connection between creativity and entrepreneurship, and must demonstrate entrepreneurial thinking in your own professional/artistic  life.
-Experience with lesson planning and/or curriculum design.
-Ability to work independently, to communicate remotely, and to be on time.
-Preferred qualifications: experience working with a literary magazine or other types of publishing venues. Previously published in some manner.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter stating why you’d like to work with Write Local (particularly with the AWE program), a writing sample that represents your ability to work in your preferred genre (if you’re a poet, send a poem; if you’re an essayist, send an essay, etc.), a list of three professional references and their phone/email information, and a current resume. Ideal candidates will be contacted for an interview. This is an unpaid, recurring volunteer position. Current college students are invited to apply. Send materials to Krista Sarraf at Kristawritelocal@gmail.com.

Nonprofit Administration Volunteer

In the nonprofit administration track, you will contribute to the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a nonprofit. Depending on your skills, you might help with fundraising, grants, publicity, events, copy writing, and volunteer management. If you have a particular administrative skill you’d like to share, please indicate when you contact us.

In-School Volunteer

The in-school volunteer role is perfect for you if you love children and have some free time during the day. We are recruiting in-school volunteers to begin in January, 2015. We will provide you with ample training, and we’re especially looking for folks with previous experience working with children in a professional setting. Contact us to learn more.

Educational Programs Volunteer

As an educational programs volunteer, you will focus on designing student programs, working with students, developing lesson plans, publishing our students’ writing, and assisting staff in organizing our educational programs around the community. We are an energetic, creative, and vibrant bunch, and we’d love you to bring your ideas and creativity to our team. Contact us to learn more.

After-School Workshop Volunteer

If you work a day job but love working with children in a creative environment, then this is the volunteer role for you. You’ll get to assist with our after-school workshops in a variety of ways including setting up, registering participants, reading a story, and assisting a writer. This is the perfect role for you if you can volunteer in person but have limited time; as an after-school workshop volunteer, you can join us for as few or as many workshops as you desire. Please contact us to learn more.