826 Valencia Field Trips Illustrators

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If you're an illustrator looking for a fun way to give back to the community and use your talents to make young kids smile, 826 Valencia would love to have you join our team of field trip volunteers. On weekday mornings, we bring an elementary classroom into our writing center and help them develop an entire story from start to finish. At the end of the field trip, students walk away with a printed chapbook of their work -- but like any children's book out there, the story is never complete without the beautiful illustrations that bring it to life. Without your talents we would never know what a half-dolphin, half-crocodile, underwater princess would look like!

WHERE: At 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization promoting the literary arts in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Our tutoring lab is located behind a Pirate Supply Store front, at 826 Valencia St., San Francisco CA 94110.

WHEN: Field trips take place Monday through Thursday from 9:45am - 12:00pm during the 2016-2017 school year. Check out our website for more information on the program and if you're interested, please contact Kavitha Lotun at fieldtrips@826valencia.org. Please note that all volunteers will be required to pass a background check.

Field Trips are Happening NOW!

Field Trips | Monday-Thursday | 9:00 AM -12:30 PM | At 826 Valencia's Writer's Lab

On weekday mornings we open up our Writer’s Lab to students for a two-hour writing extravaganza where they are challenged to collectively write an original story in two hours. Volunteer roles include: typist, in-house editor, illustrator, and crucial support roles that help guide students as they learn the elements of storytelling. If you have a creative and versatile group, this could be a great fit.

WHY: 826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the literary arts. The students who attend our Storytelling and Bookmaking Field Trip program LOVE to see their stories come to life! Come be a part of a worthwhile opportunity to share your craft and give back to your community.

Next Steps:

Interested in helping with the Field Trips Program? Begin the process by filling out our online registration form: www.826valencia.org/volunteer-registration/

Questions?: Contact Program Coordinator Kavitha Lotun at fieldtrips@826valencia.org.

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  • Must be at least 18
  • Proof of a negative TB test from the last four years, or a clear TB risk assessment from a doctor

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