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TIPS AND RESOURCES

Thank you for being one of our brilliant Ministry of Stories and Hoxton Street Monster Supplies volunteers. Below you should find all the tips and resources you need to support your volunteer journey with us.

Explore Our Volunteer Handbooks

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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The Story Engine: A Guide for Story Mentors

A great introduction to help you become a brilliant online Story Mentor. on The Story Engine creative writing platform.

Story Engine: Guide (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)

Read our Volunteer Policy here

Tips and Tricks

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Your Learning Journal

Use our Learning Journal as a tool to support your reflections after each volunteer session.

Learning Journal (pdf)
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Visual Storytelling – A Handy Guide

Learn all about visual literacy and understand the clues you need to plant when creating comics.

Visual Storytelling (pdf)

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

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Working with Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Download here (pdf)
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Supporting Children with Inattention and Hyperactivity

Download here (pdf)
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Supporting Children with Anxiety

Download here (pdf)
Tips and resources
Maz, writing mentor
“i actually discovered that my talent lies with problem solving. When the young people and me can work through an issue, that is when i'm most proud.”