Most Event Volunteers are writers because a major perk of the job is that you get to attend the WGF event that you work.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Approximately 5:00pm to 10:00pm on event day.
NATURE OF WORK: Event volunteers are behind the scenes of WGF events. Duties include set-up and check-in; setting up and helping with receptions; selling merchandise; clean-up.
HOW TO APPLY: Call Sandy Allyn at 323-782-4691 to set up an interview.
HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP
High School Workshop Mentors
All Instructor and Assistant Instructor positions in the High School Workshop Program are filled by WGA members who volunteer first as Workshop Mentors.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be a WGA member. Teaching experience and/or training preferred (required for promotion to Assistant Instructor and Instructor).
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Usually 10 hours (1 hour daily, weekdays 8am – 3pm, for 2 weeks) plus driving time.
NATURE OF WORK: Workshop mentors work one-on-one with high school students in Los Angeles public high schools, helping students develop and write short scripts.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact Sandy Allyn at 323-782-4691.
REQUIREMENTS: Attention to detail, organized, familiarity with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Access), ability to do light office work.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Variable, 9am to 6pm, weekdays
NATURE OF WORK: Alphabetizing, stuffing envelopes, filing, light reception duties, emailing, phone calling, internet research, and other tasks as needed.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact us at 323-782-4692
LIBRARY & ARCHIVE
Archival Processing Volunteer
REQUIREMENTS: Prefer MLIS or Media Studies student with experience in processing archival collections, and a background in subject material, such as film and television history.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Three months to a year
NATURE OF WORK: Processing writers’ papers and vintage script materials, compiling inventory lists, rehousing materials, and preparing items for cataloging and storage.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact Joanne Lammers, Foundation Archivist, 323-782-4623
Volunteers with library work experience are invited to contact the library director at 323-782-4680. Volunteer assignments are determined on a case-by-case basis.
VETERANS WRITING PROJECT
Veterans Writing Project Assistant
REQUIREMENTS: Must have a commitment to helping military veterans and a strong interest in writing
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: Variable
NATURE OF WORK: Light office work, food preparation, and other tasks as needed.
HOW TO APPLY: This program is currently closed to new volunteers.
If you have other skills or services that you would like to volunteer to aid the mission of the Writers Guild Foundation, please call us at 323-782-4692.
Thank you for your valuable support!
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