Wisconsin Writers Association began serving the creative needs of Wisconsin writers in 1948 and is registered with the State of Wisconsin as a non-profit organization. WWA’s Board of Directors and member volunteers work together to donate their time, energy, and ideas to keep WWA going. Here’s a short list of some of our volunteer opportunities for members.
Become a Board Member
A person who has been a WWA member for a year is eligible for a Board position. Board members serve a three-year term. Duties include attending up to three Board meetings per year, participating in Board business via phone and email, and serving an ongoing WWA program in some capacity (for example serving as a board chair or helping on a committee). For more information or answers to questions, please contact Barry Wightman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitch a Workshop
We're always looking for exciting new speakers. If you've got a craft workshop you've been honing or just think you would make a great speaker for one of our upcoming events, let us know. When you pitch, please make sure to include a detailed outline of your workshop, where (or if) you've presented it before, and why you think you would be a good fit for us.
The Contest Manager works with Jade Ring Contest Committee to establish contest dates and details JRC annual plans for WWA Board of Directors’ (BOD) consideration and feedback prior to execution. Communicates with genre judges and champions JRC promotional activities.
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Member volunteers are needed to help manage the annual Jade Ring Contest, which opens May 1 and closes June 30 each year. Openings include managing the contest (prior experience with organizing the Jade Ring Contest preferred), and helping to organize the reading of winning entries at the fall workshop.) For more information, please contact Christine Schultz at email@example.com (Volunteers working on the contest committee are excluded from entering the contest.)
Regional Events Committee
Member volunteer help is often needed in areas such as: coordinating an Author and Vendor EXPO, creating book raffle baskets and transporting them to the workshop, selling raffle basket tickets at the workshop and distributing baskets to raffle winners, helping at the registration desk, introducing presenters, moderating a reader roundtable for fiction, nonfiction, or poetry; and other positions as workshop needs are identified. Members volunteers will be contacted by phone or email by the Events Chair and regional coordinators as events are being planned. Please contact Barry Wightman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions.