Interested in becoming one of our volunteer story coaches? You can apply online at storyworksak.org.
As a volunteer story coach you will listen to a small group of 3-4 students each share a 5-minute, true, first person story. You --and the other students in the small group-- will then ask clarifying questions and offer feedback for each storyteller. Note: You do not need to be a storyteller to do this. You only need to love listening to stories.
Want to be involved but find yourself thinking: "How on earth would I know what to do?" The wonderful staff at the Alaska Teen Media Institute lead an hour long training for volunteers.
Qualified volunteers will demonstrate an ability to listen thoughtfully and respond appropriately to student stories, will be prepared to follow all of the Anchorage School District Adult Student Boundary Protocols, and will allow Story Works Alaska to conduct a background check. Interested new volunteers' will be cleared to work with students pending background check and demonstration of qualifications at Story Works orientation/training.
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