Volunteering at the Bureau of Fearless Ideas
The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is powered by volunteers. From tutoring kids of all ages in every subject, to creating songs, writing stories, publishing books, hosting classes for field trips and working in Seattle schools, volunteers do it all. Whatever your secret (or not-so-secret) talent is, we can find a use for it at the Bureau to enrich kids’ communication skills and help them get that pesky (but important!) homework finished. Our volunteers are a diverse community of authors, scientists, teachers, artists, programmers, engineers, musicians, jacks-and-jills-of-all-trades, and Everyday Folk. We could use whatever ingredients you have to offer in our amazing community of do-gooders, so apply today!
- Assist with a variety of creative writing workshops on various topics.
- Communicate with workshop leader before workshop dates to understand your particular role.
- Follow the instructions of the workshop leader and BFI staff, help with any behavior issues, and give constructive feedback to student work.
- Work well with a diverse group of students, volunteers, and staff.
- Nurture and encourage the creativity, spontaneity and thoughtfulness of the students and teachers in the schools we visit.
- Great command of the English language and an ability to guide children’s work to make them a better and more skilled writer.
- Comfortable with kids - or willingness to get better.
- Shares our love of creativity, self-expression, storytelling and good humor.
- Workshops are two hours long and take place during the morning and afternoon on most Saturdays throughout the school year, and during the weekday during major breaks from school (Winter, Spring, Summer). Most workshops are 1-4 days long, with several exceptions.
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- General Education
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Depends on Project - Saturdays or school breaks