Join us a writing mentor volunteer
The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares is a children’s charity based in Bridport, Dorset. We are a creative writing centre for children aged between 7 and 18 years old. We work on the principle that creative writing can change lives, and by creating an environment that allows children to explore the possibilities can have transformative results. Here we provide child led workshops in storytelling assisted by one to one mentoring via our story volunteers. All the inspiring workshops are developed with teachers and industry professionals that not only challenge writing but all of them have real outcomes at the end. So it could be anything from having a story published, recording a podcast or having a campaign film professionally made, to show the children just how far their writing can take them. It is transformative stuff!
We work with schools during term times providing class visits to the Bank, and out of school workshops during the holidays often with events held at the conclusion from theatre productions to movie premiere events. Writing Mentors are there at every stage to give young people the one-to-one attention that we believe makes the difference.
So, as a mentor, you are at the heart of everything we do. You will directly help children to develop their imaginations, skills and self-confidence, whilst supporting a brilliant West Dorset community. You will become part of our family. We will get to know you, support your learning and experience, and you’ll have our thanks and good fun along the way. All we ask is for is 2-3 hours of your time one morning to assist with our workshops, and ideally you would commit to at least 6 session over 6 months.
If you are interested please get in touch and we can tell you more about it. We are running our first volunteer training program mid to end of October and we would love to get you along. You can read more on the link below.