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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:

AWCS Moving Team

Duration of Commitment: 2-3 days total
Dates/Times: January 2017, Dates TBD
# of people required: 4-6

The clean up is done. Thank you to all the volunteers who came and helped us get this done.
Now for the really fun part. In January we will need volunteers to help organize and set up the new facility. New furniture will already be delivered, we may need some help getting the stuff from the Alexandra Centre to cSpace King Edward but will figure that out as the date approaches.
If you’re interested in being a part of this team, please email Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org
 
Open House Hosts/Hostesses
Commitment – minimum 4 hours – one day
January 26-28, 2017
 
Beginning January 26, 2017, we will be inviting members and instructors to come and visit our new space. We are in need of a few volunteers to help out each day. You would greet guests, give small tours, possibly lead small free fall writing sessions or other fun stuff we’re dreaming up for the week.
If you can help, we really appreciate it. Simply contact Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org or Sign Up Here
You are welcome to sign up for more than one shift if you’re available.
 
Hosts/Hostesses

Commitment: January to June (ongoing)
Dates/Times: Will be scheduled depending on availability (min 2 hours/month, no max.)
# 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. Day, evening and weekend times available.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org or Sign Up Here
 
Writer in Residence Selection Committee
Committment: 4-6 hours | May 2017
# of people required: 3-5
Between January 1 and April 30, the AWCS will be accepting applications for the 2018 Writer in Residence. In May, we are in need of 3-5 individuals to make a decision on who that person will be.
You will read the applications and then meet with the committee to deliberate and make the decision.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, please send an email to Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org or Sign Up Here
 
Volunteer Coordinator
Commitment – January – December 2017 | Approx. 10 hours per month
1 person needed
Join a dynamic team of leaders.
AWCS is currently seeking an organized and outgoing individual to assist in our volunteer program. Duties would include recruitment and scheduling of volunteers for various programs and events when needed, maintaining a volunteer database, design and implementation of a volunteer recognition program and more. Volunteer coordination experience is an asset but not absolutely necessary.
You would work closely with the Events Coordinator and report to the Program Director. If you’re interested in this position please email Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org
 
Casino Volunteers Needed
May 27 & 28, 2017 | Elbow River Casino
We are in need of several volunteers for our upcoming casino. Key positions MUST be filled by current AWCS members. Non-key positions can be filled by anyone wishing to donate their time.
It’s a lot of work but worth it and it’s fun. In 2015 our casino netted the organization just over $70,000. These funds are imperative to the continued operations and programming of AWCS. Your time is worth A LOT and we appreciate every little bit.
If you would like to volunteer for the casino please contact Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org or Sign Up Here for the position you’re interested in.

 

 

 

 

 

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.