WANTED: PEOPLE WHO CARE

If you care about our mission, consider getting involved with us.

If you’re looking for a career with us, click here to see our available job opportunities.  To volunteer with Storycatchers, first determine how much time you can commit. Scroll down to see how you can help put our youth on a path to success. When you find something that meets your skills, time and purpose, contact us. We really want to hear from you.

Number of hours you can commit:

A little time. A lot of appreciation.

See a show and support our youth in their personal journey. Many of our productions take place in juvenile justice facilities, providing a backdrop that makes the stories more powerful. More poignant. More unforgettable. Many of our young people have never been on stage before and are excited to share their stories. They’re crafted with nuance, action, hope and heart-wrenching circumstance. These are stories that deserve to be heard.

Volunteer to take pictures or video at an event or performance. We are always looking for someone who can handle a camera and help us showcase our young peoples’ drive and determination. 

Number of hours you can commit:

Spend a day or evening with Storycatchers.

Join our production team to setup scenery, lights, props, costumes. Stage skills are appreciated, but not always needed. Sometimes, we just need a little more elbow grease. It’s not glamorous, but it’s critical to sharing our young people’s stories.

Volunteer at an event and enjoy the company of our staff and youth while building awareness for our mission, raising funds or making connections in a local community. 

Hang out with our Admin team to help with with a variety of office tasks. It’s the small things that add up to big impact. Help improve our workspace by scanning old scripts into PDF, inputing critical data into Excel, even do online research on juvenile justice topics. 

Number of hours you can commit:

Now we’re getting serious…

Help plan an community or fundraising event. Spend 4-5 hours per week for five weeks being an integral part of the team who puts on exciting, meaningful experiences throughout the year. It’s a good way to see what we do from the inside and perhaps dig deeper into the issues with which our young people struggle.

Take on a marketing, community engagement or development project. We need skilled volunteers who can proactively lead tiny-but-mighty initiatives. Create gift baskets for donors, plan holiday parties, organize our archival documents, reach out to businesses for donations, create a video project, optimize our Google Analytics, lead a management training. 

Number of hours you can commit:

Intern with Storycatchers.

(Internships within our program teams are no longer available for 2020.)

Commit three months and immerse yourself in our mission. We have formal unpaid internship opportunities for people who are interested in learning more about an arts-development curriculum for court-involved youth, studying under an administrative mentor or join our case management team inside our Changing Voices program.

A qualified candidate is a person who…

  • has completed at least 3 years of college in a related major (psychology, social work, creative writing, applied theatre, etc)
  • has experience working with underserved youth or in disinvested neighborhoods.
  • understands the deep-seated issues that create barriers for youths’ success.
  • expects to make a career serving as an advocate for black and brown populations. 

Internships require a commitment of at least three months, and at least 30 hours per week. They are led by an experienced staff person who act as a mentor and supervisor throughout. Program availability varies and is often dependent on facility approval and capability of staff to take on an intern. Because most program sessions are 12-15 hours per week, all interns are required to spend at least 50% of their time working with the administrative team on program-related projects, attending meetings and generally providing support to staff as needed. 

People who work within a program may be required to pass background checks and a drug test to be allowed into the justice facilities where we work. 

To learn more about internships, contact John Armstrong.

Volunteer

Interested in getting involved and supporting our youth? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Libby Conkle.

Email Libby

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