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The online home for Ministry of Stories volunteers


News, events, resources and more. This is the place for all Ministry of Stories and Hoxton Street Monster Supplies volunteers to keep up to date and make the most from your experience. So dive right in and find out the latest news, sign up for your next session and to find out how you can enjoy being part of our community.

Session sign-up!

Sign-up for your next session while you're here:

Volunteer calendar


Resources for you

A book entitled Guide to the Ministry

Ministry of Stories: Volunteer Handbook

All you need to know to help you get the most out of your volunteer experience with Ministry of Stories.

Volunteer Handbook (pdf)
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Hoxton Street Monster Supplies: Shopkeeper Handbook

Our must-have guide on Hoxton Street Monster Supplies for fearless shopkeepers, postal service and ghostwriters.

HSMS Handbook (pdf)
A stack of books, including the Lion Tamer by Claud Face

Frequently Asked Questions For Volunteers

Got a question about volunteering at the Ministry of Stories? Chances are it’s answered here.


Browse all resources

Take a peek at our resources, guides, handbooks and advice, including mentoring children with special needs.

Volunteer resources & top tips


See what we’re doing to keep you safe during Covid:

Covid safety 


Discover amazing stories

Check out all the great writing that young people have achieved with your help.

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The difference you make

Roll up! Roll up! Latest volunteer news!

Our volunteer Community

Get active and stay connected

There are lots of ways you can connect with us and stay up to date!

  • Join our Volunteer Hub on Facebook so you can keep abreast with the latest news, socials, events and call-outs.
  • Join our volunteer-led Volunteers’ Writing Group which meets once a month on Saturday afternoons in the workshop at Ministry of Stories. No writing experience necessary.
  • Celebrate your volunteering experience by adding it to your experience on LinkedIn at Ministry of Stories or Monster Supplies.
  • We love to see and share your tweets about volunteering, so do tag us in @mini_stories or @monstersupplies when something fun, magical, mysterious or bonkers has happened.
  • And don’t forget that you are entitled to a 10% discount in store or online at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies. Your regular discount code will be included in our volunteer emails or ask our shopkeeper in person next time you’re in!
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