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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.

Volunteer Auditors – One day, July or August 2021.

Perk: 10% discount on your next course or workshop.

As part of our obligation to the Societies Act of Alberta, the AWCS is obligated to perform internal financial reviews annually. These should be done by two members in good standing.

You do not need to have a financial background, or be an accountant. We need someone with a keen eye for detail who can compare invoices to expenses and payments to ensure sound financial practices.

We are in need of two people to spend the day going through invoices and bank statements. The Treasurer and Executive Director will also be onsite to assist with any questions.

If interested, please contact Robin at 

Board of Directors – Start September 2021  – Min 1 year to max 4 years.

Perk: Free One-Year Membership as long as you serve on the board and a 10% discount on courses and workshops.

As a registered charity and non-profit organization, the AWCS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board of directors is responsible for policies, planning and growth and governance of the organization. We want strong, dedicated individuals with a passion for the literary arts and for the AWCS specifically.

If you love what we do and would like the opportunity to become more involved this is your chance.

Possible Positions for 2021

Executive Positions

The executive board members have signing authority for The Society and head many committees throughout the year. The entire board is involved in strategic planning. 

President – chairs board meetings and is the primary contact between Executive Director and board

Vice-President – chairs board meetings in the president’s absence, takes minutes in the secretary’s absence.

Secretary – takes minutes at the board meetings, prepares agendas and more.

Directors at Large – We can have up to six (8) directors at large who do various tasks throughout the year from heading committees and special projects, strategic planning and more.

If you’re interested in joining the board of directors in the coming year, please submit a letter of interest outlining why you would like to join the board and what you feel you can contribute to the organization. Send letters to Robin at 

To volunteer please submit a letter of interest along with your resume to or respond directly to one of the above opportunities if a link is provided.