So You Want To Volunteer?

A workshop member recently asked me if I knew of any volunteer opportunities for writers/bookworms. I knew a few, but not as many as BWW members knew! So here’s a list, alphabetical by organization.

The Burlington Writers Workshop needs volunteers to help staff the BWW table at the Burlington Book Festival this fall. Please contact me if you’re free September 20-21, 2013. I’ll feed you!

Everybody Wins Vermont is looking for volunteers who can spend one hour a week (at lunch) reading aloud to a grade-school child.

King Street’s Summer Boost Reading Program matches kids one-on-one with adult reading buddies. They’re currently recruiting volunteers for this summer. Summer Boost runs Monday – Thursday from 12:45pm-1:45pm, June 24th – August 15th. Contact Gabriella by email for more information:

The League of Vermont Writers has lots of space for volunteers to help put together seasonal events (four major events annually with visiting speakers from around Vermont and New England) and daylong workshops, as well as larger events. Reach out to Pat Goudey OBrien for more information:

The Radiator is always looking for volunteers, and who doesn’t love radio?

Women Writing for (a) Change – Vermont has been offering a weekly writing circle to the incarcerated inside Vermont’s single women’s prison, now located at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington, VT.

The Young Writers Project features a variety of workshops/events for young people, and its leader, Geoff Gevalt, may be able to help you find something to help out with, so contact him at

This list is likely to grow, so if you know of an opportunity that isn’t listed, please let me know!

About Peter Biello

Peter Biello is the host of All Things Considered on New Hampshire Public Radio and a writer of short stories, novels, book reviews, and essays. He's also the host of The Bookshelf, a series of interviews with authors from or writing about the Granite State.
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One Response to So You Want To Volunteer?

  1. This is fantastic! I’m going to bookmark this post.

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