If you love writing and want to share that love with young people in Philadelphia, we have a volunteer opportunity that is right for you.
Our Mighty volunteers (over 300 every year!) are Philadelphia writers, playwrights, filmmakers, artists and professionals. We all have three things in common: compassion, patience and a willingness to learn from our students.
Below, you’ll find a brief overview of the opportunities available.
Mighty Tutors work in the Mighty Writers Academy from 3-6pm, Monday through Thursday from September to June. You’ll help students in grades 3-8 with homework and writing activities. New tutors must commit to one day per week for six months. This program runs during the school year only.
Mighty Mentors work one-on-one with young people in grades 4-12. You’ll meet with the same student for one 90-minute session every week for at least six months. Current mentor projects include epic alternate-future stories, collections of rap and poetry, and college application essays.
Workshop Leaders work with our program director to develop short- and long-term writing workshop curricula for students (ages 5-18). Some of our hottest workshops have included: Winter Weather Watch (ages 5-7), Comic Madness (ages 9-12) and Sportswriting (ages 13+). What’s your workshop idea?
- Math / Science Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training