Become a Volunteer Spellbinders Oral Storyteller

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Become a Spellbinders Spoken Word Storyteller: Spellbinders(r) Workshop

Sign up to be trained as a Spellbinders storyteller. Sessions in August, September 2016, January and March 2017. Twelve hours of instructions spread over four days which is required to become a certified Spellbinders storyteller.

«Ignite Imagination«Encourage Literacy «Connect Generations

Boulder Valley Spellbinders Storytellers share the rich oral tradition of tales that teach and enchant. Spellbinders(r) volunteers adopt either a classroom or residents of senior assisted living communities. Rather than read stories, they tell live stories to kids of all ages. Working with teachers and activities directors, volunteer storytellers enhance literacy, stimulate imagination and broaden multicultural understanding.

A Spellbinders Storyteller:

« Learns many types of stories (fables, folktales, and fairytales)

«Has access to extensive collections of stories and online resources

«Voluntarily tells stories either on a regular self-chosen schedule or stand alone opportunities to students of Boulder Valley School District or at assisted living communities in Boulder Valley

« Shares information and develops relationships with teachers, students, and other storytellers

«Has opportunities to tell at community events sponsored by the arts and cultural centers in Boulder County as well as at our libraries, museums, camps and festivals

«Receives plentiful training and support:

√ 12 hours of instruction and practice prior to telling

√ Consultation with a Certified Spellbinders Trainer

√ The opportunity to shadow experienced storytellers

√ The chance to attend monthly chapter meetings with mini-workshops

√ Interaction with fellow volunteers for story ideas and suggestions

Hosted by Boulder Valley Spellbinders and Brookdale North Boulder

FEE: $145 for non-volunteers and $90 for volunteers (with a 1 year commitment customized to your availability). Non-refundable (with exceptions to allow for rescheduling for a future training). The $25 fee for the materials workbook is included within each fee.

For more information about Boulder Valley Spellbinders, check out the website and contact:

« Anne Feist - Workshop Organizer - (303) 886 8169

« Paulette Foss - Spellbinders - Course Trainer - (303) 443-1665

Spellbinders is an award winning 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization that enhances literacy, develops character and builds intergenerational community


  • Storytelling
  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Kids People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible and customizable.
  • Access to transportation to various venues within Boulder County

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