Area: London

  • Are you passionate about empowering young people through creativity?
  • Interested in joining a community of inspiring volunteers?
  • Intrigued to find out how many breadsticks 25 children can consume in 90 minutes?

Then Ministry of Stories needs you! 

Ministry of Stories, a creative writing and mentoring charity in east London, is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help mentor their amazing young people. They're on the hunt for good listeners who are interested in what young people have to say, and are happy to give their time to support their wonderfully creative projects.

Local young writers (aged 6 to 16) attend writing workshops at their dedicated writing centre each week to explore their creativity, build their confidence and find their voice. Ministry of Stories also delivers innovative writing projects in schools across Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington. 

Their Community Writing Labs are all run by professional writers, supported by their amazing volunteer writing mentors. Each term, young writers explore exciting projects in different genres including short stories, poetry, animation, comedy and songwriting. Each project ends with a professionally finished outcome e.g. a comedy showcase (Ha Ha Hackney) or a published book (The Awfully Bad Guide to Monster Travel).

Some of the benefits of being a writing mentor with Ministry of Stories include: Being part of a community, getting experience working with young people, improving your mental health and wellbeing, meeting new people and making new friends.

Their community: Ministry of Stories serves a wonderful diverse community in Hoxton, Hackney and would particularly welcome volunteers of colour who reflect the makeup of their groups. They are therefore particularly looking for people who define themselves as: Black, Black British Caribbean and Black British African, Asian and Asian British, Turkish,

If you’re interested in this opportunity, or would like to know more please visit or email Tegan at [email protected]