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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.

We value your commitment to making AWCS a great place for all writers.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Open Studio Volunteers

Commitment: 2-6 hours | one day or multiple days | # of volunteers needed: 100+

Throughout the year, cSpace tenants are committed to open studio days and nights. Times when all tenants are open to the public to peruse the building, ask questions, see what everyone is up to. In order to make this happen, we will need your help. For some of these you may only be required to sit and write or read a book and be available should someone come in wanting to check out our space or get more information, for others, you may be much busier when there is a steady flow of people wandering through the building. The nights are the second Thursday of the month and the days are every Saturday from June 2 – mid-December for the Farmers & Makers Market coming to cSpace.

If you’re interested in this opportunity SIGN UP HERE

2019 Writer in Residence Selection Committee

Commitment: 2-5 hours | May 2018-June 2018 | # of people needed: 3

We are looking for 3 members to make up the Writer in Residence Selection Committee for 2018. Beginning in May 2018 until June 2018, you will review all applications for our 2019 Writer in Residence and then meet with the rest of the committee to discuss selections and choose the best person to represent our organization under the guidance of an AWCS Board Member or Staff Representative.

If you’re interested in this opportunity SIGN UP HERE

Alberta Culture Days Organizing Committee & Volunteers

Commitment: Approx. 5-10 hours per month | March 2018 – October 2018 | # of people needed: 5-10 or for the weekend itself September 28-30, 2018.

Alberta Culture Days | September 28-30, 2018

Alberta Culture Days is a 3-day event to bring arts and culture to the foreground of Alberta residents. cSpace King Edward is a feature site and as part of our commitment to community and collaboration, we will strive to bring knowledge of the literary arts to those passing through our doors. We are looking for a team of individuals to plan, organize and implement the events for the weekend. Everything from events, to fundraising, to décor. Anything is possible when we all work together. If you are interested in this opportunity SIGN UP HERE for the planning committee or SIGN UP HERE to volunteer for the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 or would like more information please contact Robin at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org

Social Events Coordinator & Committee

Commitment: Ongoing | # of people needed: 1 coordinator, 3 committee members.

We are currently seeking a small committee to organize and implement member social events 3 times per year (fall, winter, spring). These would be fun, social gatherings for members to come and meet one another and break away from the daily writing grind.

If you’re interested SIGN UP HERE or would like more information, please contact Robin at the email provided below.

When Words Collide Volunteers for AWCS Table

Commitment: 2 hours min. | # of people needed: 24 | August 10-12, 2018

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist us at the AWCS table during the weekend of When Words Collide, August 10-12, 2018. You would be greeting guests, handing out brochures and generally fielding questions about AWCS. If you have a published book, feel free to bring it along and sell copies while you’re there.

To volunteer for this opportunity, SIGN UP HERE.

40th Anniversary Committee

Commitment: September 2018-September 2021 | 2-10 hours per month | # of people needed: 10

September 2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Alexandra Writers Centre Society and we want to do something special. Whether it’s an anthology to commemorate our members writing (past and present) and/or throw a huge party. The 40th anniversary team will do it all. We are looking for a team of members to help make this happen. From creation to implementation, this is a long term project beginning in September 2018 and ending in September 2021. The team will brainstorm ideas, create a budget, apply for grants and other tasks as needed. We are starting early so we can do it right!

To volunteer for this opportunity SIGN UP HERE

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 if a link is provided.