You might think a normal team of volunteers, after a school year filled with tutoring, writing events, and spring break camp, would be ready to take the summer off. You’d probably be right, but write@253 volunteers are anything but normal. In fact, they are super hero volunteers!
We know, though, that the best super heroes are just human, so we’ll take a few weeks off in June to rest, huddle up, plan strategy and regroup. But as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder — we know that by the end of the month, we’ll miss our students, and we’ll look forward to meeting new kids.
Write@253 volunteers will lead summer writing activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Salishan and pitch in during Peace Camp at McCarver Elementary (tentative plans include encouraging budding journalists to create a camp newspaper)! We’ll work with the amazing Catalina Ocampo on Tacoma’s version of a cartonera book project, help to plan a fun field day in July for Salishan families, and (fingers crossed while typing), there’s a really good chance that we will host a film camp at our Hilltop writing center.
Being a write@253 volunteer is a special job. You have to love kids and learning new stuff, you have to thrive in a culture of hard work, creativity, and controlled chaos. It helps a lot if you love Tacoma with all of your heart — but we’re happy to help that relationship to blossom! If this sounds like you, and anyone you know, please join us. We have a lot going on, and we need great help. Let us know!