Opportunities to Serve

Opportunities to serve at The Word Guild:

The Word Award Teams

Plan and deliver The Word Awards, including the Awards Celebration

Write! Canada team

Plan and deliver learning opportunities for Canadian writers who are Christian. This could include a conference (online or in person), online workshops, facilitating local events.

Communications team

Facilitate communication with members and beyond, ensuring communications are accurate and current, etc. (If you noticed some problems within this communication, we have a spot for you as a pre-reader!) This could include Constant Contact communications, Social Media, Media relations, reviving the Write On newsletter,

Small Groups team

Help to facilitate small writer groups – both online and in person.

Mentorship project team

Help with setting up a pilot of a mentorship program.

Membership Relations team

Plan and deliver member care events (like the Reach Out program) and ongoing care.

Specific Volunteer opportunities

Virtual Assistant

Ensuring and assisting team members meet their deadlines; making sure things don’t fall through the cracks; facilitating cross-team communications

Graphics Volunteer

Create graphics for the various teams when needed.

WordPress / Website volunteer

Use web skills to help with changes to our website(s)
and/or provide guidance on what the web page should


Our philosophy for volunteers:

We need volunteers to allow us to stay financially responsible but we are also concerned that we don’t want to burn out our volunteers. Our Rule of Thumb is that a volunteer position should not take more than 4 hours per week on average. If a role takes more than that, we will attempt to share responsibilities with other volunteers, or if it makes sense, provide payment to the person filling the role.

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