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Without the thoughtful assistance and commitment of our many volunteers, we would not be able to maintain the quality of courses and programs for which we are well known. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

 
Hosts/Hostesses

Commitment: Min. 3 hours per month. No max.
Dates/Times: See registration form link below.
# of people required: as many as are willing to volunteer

As part of our new programming, AWCS will now have the capability to offer drop in writing time throughout our business day. We are looking for individuals to come and hang out for a few hours, greet people, show them around, help them get settled and write or direct them where they need to go if they are present for a class or other event and you get the chance to work on your own projects. Day, evening and weekend times available.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org
 Or
June 2017 Dates Sign Up Here  July/August 2017 Dates Sign Up Here
 
cSpace Grand Opening Volunteers for the Day
 Commitment – Volunteers for the Day – 6 hours (minimum)
# of people required: Volunteers day of: 30
 
We need a team of volunteers to help us plan and implement the cSpace Grand Opening events that AWCS will host. The Grand Opening will be September 29-October 1, 2017 and we are hoping to work with other tenants in the building to create something spectacular. Event planning experience would be beneficial but not mandatory. This will be a five month commitment starting in May and ending after the event on October 1, 2017. This will require a couple of meetings each month where the team gets together to first brainstorm and then put together some ideas and create strategies for making it all happen. Some ideas include but are not limited to: Poetry in the Park, Painted Stories, Free Fall Writing. We want creative ideas that showcase who AWCS is and what we are all about and allows the community as a whole to come and participate in some of our activities but to also showcase our members and their successes. We look forward to working with you on this exciting project. The committee will be led by a member of the AWCS Board of Directors.
 
If you’re unable to assist with the planning committee, sign up to help out throughout the day. We will need all the help we can get. Full schedule of days and times will be determined later.
 
If you’re interested in helping out email Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org or Sign Up Here.
 
Social Events Committee
 
Committment – 10-20 hours per month | ongoing
# of people required: 3-5
 
Beginning in the fall of 2017, AWCS will be hosting special social events for members three times a year with the hope of making them monthly in the future. These events can consist of fun themed evenings, reading nights, tea parties, guest speakers… Anything fun, no stress, a chance for members to get to know one another. We welcome your ideas.
 
You will work as part of a team of volunteers led by our events coordinator to plan and implement these special events.
 
If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please send an email to Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org or Sign Up Here
  
Social Media Coordinator
 
Commitment: 3-5 hours/week (ongoing)
 
AWCS is currently seeking a social media coordinator. The successful applicant would be responsible for managing and updating our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) on a regular basis as well as developing and writing an AWCS blog.
On occasion, you may be required to attend events, to take photos to update Instagram and other accounts.
If interested, please contact Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org with a brief expression of interest, experience with social media and links to your own personal social media accounts.
 
Board of Directors 2017/18
 
AWCS is currently accepting nominations for board members for the 2017/18 fiscal year. Depending on position, hours per month vary.
If you or someone you know is interested in sitting on the board of directors for the upcoming year, or you would like more information, please submit your/their names to Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org Must be a current member of AWCS.
Positions Available
President – Nominated: Colin Martin
Vice President –
Secretary – Nominated: Jill Thompson
Treasurer – Returning: Lindsay Bilkoski
Director at Large – Returning: Margaret Brick
Director at Large – Nominated: Connie Donoghue
Director at Large – Open

Recommended that Executive Positions (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary) be held by members of more than 1 year. Director at Large positions can be held by any current members.

New slate of directors will be voted in at the AGM on September 13, 2017.

 

 

 

 

To volunteer please submit a letter of interest along with your resume to rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org or respond directly to one of the above opportunities.