Help us inspire a generation of storytellers by giving a few hours a week or month to support young writers in east London
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“WATCHING THE GROWTH OF STUDENTS DURING THEIR SESSIONS... WOW. BREATHTAKING.”Funmi, writing mentor
“I’M ALWAYS AMAZED HOW GENUINELY WEIRD AN AFTERNOON CAN BE. BAFFLEMENT, HILARITY, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO GUESS OUR CUSTOMER'S REACTION.”Paul, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies shopkeeper
“VOLUNTEERING HAS MADE ME FEEL MORE CONFIDENT. I’M GRATEFUL FOR THAT.”Vivien, writing mentor
“...Nothing more magical than spending Saturday morning creating brilliant & bonkers stories. Children’s creativity is inspiring”writing mentor
“WHO WOULDN’T JUMP AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A SHOP FOR MONSTERS?”Eva, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies shopkeeper
“Everyone is so different, such a wide range of experiences...Volunteering with the Ministry is a rich and textured experience.”Judith, writing mentor
“Writing mentors: thank you for your energy, your calm, your sensitivity, your fun, your willingness to learn new things.”Miriam, writing programme leader
Something I was a little surprised by was how quickly I felt at home – not only with the kids, but with the mentors and the rest of the team too. Everyone was really welcoming and open and lovely, and it almost feels like I’m part a secret society of fellow weirdos.
It’s made me a lot more confident. Not only confident in myself, but in the things I do as well; I feel like since I’ve started volunteering, I’ve started taking on more fun creative projects, and trying out new things. Because if you see so many youngsters putting themselves out there, you think to yourself: “why can’t I do that too?”
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Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or give the team a call on 020 7729 4159. We look forward to hearing from you!