Putting Pen to Paper is a community, not-for-profit initiative run by author, Sarah Lucas and a team of volunteers. We provide a series of six, 6-week creative writing courses throughout each school year for children aged seven to eleven in an environment that is fun, lively and supportive.
Now in our sixth year, we hold courses on Saturday mornings at the Maltings in Alton.
Without our volunteers we would not be able to provide the one-to-one support we have been able to over the last five years. There are three levels of volunteers, Young Mentors – those children who have attended a course at PP2P and come back to help, Young Volunteers – those secondary school children who come to work as volunteers without having been on a course and Volunteers who are more usually college or university students with an interest in writing or teaching as a career.
As a college volunteer you will be expected to arrive at 9.00 am to help set up and organise the room, as well as stay between 11.00 and 11.30 am to help break down displays, clear tables and chat about how the session went. When the children arrive at 9.30 am, volunteers will be given the opportunity to run a table of 5-6 children, assisting with writing tasks, working one-to-one with any child requiring individual attention and, from time to time, run writing or design competitions that are held in some of our sessions.
To find out more or register your interest in this role please go to: https://www.volunteerwessex.org/opportunities/could-you-be-a-bonkers-volunteer-creative-writing-group-1003419/