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Writing Coach Volunteer

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Are you looking for a unique way to help survivors? REACH is seeking a volunteer writing coach to support our Survivors Speakers Bureau (SSB). SSB was founded over a decade ago and consists of a group of survivors who have all worked with REACH to receive support services. Members of SSB have chosen to share their stories to help educate others about domestic violence. In this role, the writing coach works with two additional group facilitators of REACH to engage the through the creative writing process and speaking engagements throughout the community. 

 

The ideal candidate should have passion for supporting survivors who are interested in sharing their stories. They should be trauma sensitive and have some experience showing empathy in difficult situations. The candidate should be familiar with the creative writing process and have experience in both proofreading and editing short and long pieces of writing. Experience with public speaking and storytelling is a plus. 

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Attend REACH’s 35-hour training 
  • Attend bi-monthly Survivor Speakers Bureau meetings 
  • Provide writing prompts for bi-monthly meetings 
  • Provide detailed edits/revisions to SSB speaker pieces as requested 
  • Consult with the Group’s facilitators (a community advocate and the director of prevention) on best writing practices, individual writing needs, and additional resources as necessary  
  • Assist with annual training for new speakers 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is strongly preferred  
  • Other responsibilities as needed 

 

For more information regarding this position, please reach out to our Volunteer Program Coordinator Christian at christain@reachma.org or (781) 996-8972.  

Are you looking for a unique way to help survivors? REACH is seeking a volunteer writing coach to support our Survivors Speakers Bureau (SSB). SSB was founded over a decade ago and consists of a group of survivors who have all worked with REACH to…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Waltham, MA
Associated Location

REACH Office

Waltham, MA, USA

How to Apply

For more information regarding this position, please reach out to our Volunteer Program Coordinator Christian at christain@reachma.org or (781) 996-8972.  

For more information regarding this position, please reach out to our Volunteer Program Coordinator Christian at christain@reachma.org or (781) 996-8972.  

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