Volunteers are always needed to staff the center, host events, and help with special projects.  How you help is totally up to you.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved, become a part of the Center and our literary community, and network with other writers and authors. You can volunteer on a regular schedule, periodically, occasionally, sporadically, or for a summer.

If you are a student, being a volunteer is a great resume builder! If you are interested in volunteering as an intern, we are happy to work with your school to help you get credit, reimbursed, or realize other benefits for which you’re eligible through your institution.

Below is a partial list of volunteer opportunities and tasks. Contact us via email at mwc@midwestwritingcenter.org or through our Contact page and let us know how you’d like to help. ANY is greatly appreciated!

Attending events and taking photos, recording video, posting to social media, and/or writing summaries.

Serving on the [Working] Board of Directors (meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.) – Requires service on at least one committee and 5 volunteer hours per month

Serving on the Program Committee to help plan events and programs (meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m.)

Serving on the Advancement Committee to help coordinate fundraising efforts (meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.)

Serving on the Marketing/Publicity Committee to help promote MWC and its events (meets quarterly and via email)

Serving on a special event committee such as the Children’s Literature Festival Committee, David R. Collins Writers’ Conference Committee, or Literary Banquet Committee.

Performing data entry/typing

Providing IT/computer assistance

Assisting with mass mailings

Designing flyers, programs, brochures, ads

Writing weekly news releases

Setting up or cleaning up after events

Recruiting and managing volunteers

Providing refreshments for events


Grant writing and fundraising

Contacting Newly Published Authors

Hosting other special events

Following up with individuals with lapsed membership

Hanging flyers

Sending membership renewal emails

In-putting in-kind volunteer hours into computer.


P.S. All volunteers are invited to receive a special certificate commemorating their service at our annual meeting each May!