Volunteer and Mentorship Program

We pair WGAW members with like-minded organizations who work with young people from underserved communities on literacy, writing and filmmaking. The commitment ranges from one-time speaking engagements to longer term mentorship programs. Organizations we currently work with include Young StorytellersGhetto Film SchoolGet Lit826LAInsideOUT Writers, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and more.

If you are a WGAW member interested in volunteering your time and expertise with WGF, click here to sign up or email Kira VandenBrande.

Photo: BEING MARY JANE creator    Mara Brock Akil    volunteered her time to give a talk with Get Lit!’s Literati Corps.

Photo: BEING MARY JANE creator Mara Brock Akil volunteered her time to give a talk with Get Lit!’s Literati Corps.

Photo: Screenwriter    Linda Woolverton    (MALEFICENT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) with young filmmakers from Ghetto Film School

Photo: Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (MALEFICENT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) with young filmmakers from Ghetto Film School


The experiences I have had volunteering for the Foundation have enriched me personally and professionally. Contact with other writers and especially aspiring writers always refreshes my outlook and introduces me to talented, but still forming, storytellers who are in need of an inspirational boost.
— Linda Woolverton