The Story Works

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The Story Works is a children's story writing charity that runs structured workshops where children have a space to...

Team Member

This opportunity takes place between 01 Sep 2023 and 01 May 2025

A Team Member helps support and encourage the children that take part in The Story Works structured story writing workshops. There are a number of roles within each session and all those roles require enthusiasm, a love of stories and the willingness to be a team member.

The Story Works is a story writing charity set up by two Bournemouth University members of staff and is based at BU's Talbot Road campus. The remit of the charity is to provide disadvantaged children with the opportunity to tell their stories free of the restrictions imposed upon them by formal education. We do this by running structured workshops where volunteers work with the children to write their stories and at the end of the session the children leave with the book they have written. This work will also be collected and published in an online magazine that will be published every quarter. We are a brand new charity with great plans to expand into schools and work with older children through age appropriate workshops. To get an idea as to the work we will do please take a look at a similar London based charity The Ministry of Stories. Or alternatively check out our website to see what it is we do and how you can become a part.

Benefits to self

All volunteers will develop their team working and interpersonal skills in a fun and creative environment.

Benefits to others

All volunteers will be enabling children to develop their story writing skills and providing them with an outlet for their creative talents.


Bournemouth University Talbot Road campus

Training available

All volunteers will provided with all necessary training.

Hours per week

3 hr w/shop every two weeks

Fund-raising targets


Transport details

  • Activity AreaChildren and Young People, Education, Teaching and Mentoring
  • Employability Skills within ActivityCreativity and Design, Empathy, Teaching, Coaching and Training, Collaboration, Communication, Interpersonal
  • FacultyMedia & Communication
  • Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-being, Quality Education

Employability skills

  • Communication 0
  • Interpersonal 0
  • Teamwork 0
  • Relationship Building 0