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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.

Events Coordinator – Immediately – 1 year term with possibility of renewal. – POSTPONED

Perk: Free one year membership and free classes and workshops during your term, plus free admission for paid events.

Do you love to plan events? Are you organized and a good leader? AWCS is currently seeking a volunteer events coordinator.

The events coordinator would oversee the Social Events Committee, create an events calendar and help with all the coordination and implementation of upcoming events, new events and more.

Some of our standard events are: guest speakers/panel discussions, The 20,000 Word Weekend, Write Nites, Blue Pencil Cafes, Fall Kick Off, Annual Holiday Party, Writer in Residence Launch, cSpace Tenant Showcase Events (quarterly), Alberta Culture Days and more.

If you would like more information or want to apply, please submit a letter of interest outlining why you would like to volunteer for this role and your qualifications to Robin at

Social Events Committee – POSTPONED

Perk: Free one year membership and 25% discount on courses and workshops while on the committee, plus free admission to any paid events.

Do you love planning events? Do you love what AWCS already offers and would like to be a part of the growth? Is there an event you have always wanted the organization to host but haven’t seen it yet? We want you!

The social events committee would be responsible for planning such events as: The 20,000 Word Weekend, Write Nites, Guest Speaker/Panel Discussion events, Blue Pencil Cafés, the Fall Kick-Off, Annual Holiday Party, cSpace Tenant Showcase Events (quarterly), Alberta Culture Days, book parties and so much more.

Volunteer Auditors – One day, July or August 2020. – POSITIONS FILLED

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 have one auditor and are in need of one more person 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 

Casino – POSTPONED | Cowboys Casino

Perk: Free meal during your shift. 

Every 18 months AWCS holds a casino. These events contribute to a significant portion of our annual operating funds and allows us to continue to offer the great programming you have come to know and love.

There are dayshifts, evening shifts and night shifts available. If you’ve never done a casino and would like more information, please contact Robin at

When Words Collide | POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2021 – Delta Calgary South

Perk: 10% discount on your next course or workshop & a complimentary pass to some When Words Collide panels.

Every year, AWCS has a table at When Words Collide. We need some volunteers to assist manning the table throughout the weekend. Hand out brochures and talk about the AWCS to your fellow writers. If you’re already attending the conference and have a couple of hours to spare, we would appreciate your assistance.

In addition, if you have books you would like to sell at the same time, we invite you to bring them along and use the opportunity to also promote yourself.

Please select the day that you would be available to assist and we will contact you to confirm times.

Board of Directors – September 2020  – 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

Executive:  President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer

Directors at Large – We can have up to six (6) 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.