Volunteer Opportunities

Join us as a volunteer for summer 2024!

Thank you for your interest in supporting ThreeSixty’s emerging voices as a volunteer. ThreeSixty is currently recruiting volunteers for the following summer programs:

  • Multimedia Storytelling Institute: 3 hour shifts, week of July 15. FULL
    • Writing Coach – Students will work with volunteer Writing Coaches to write the first draft of their reported stories. 
      • Tuesday, July 16 from 9 a.m. – noon
    • Editor – Students will work with volunteer Editors to ready their print story for publication, including writing headlines and captions.
      • Thursday, July 18 from 12:30 – 3 p.m.
  • College Essay Workshop: 3 hour shifts, week of August 12
    • Writing Coach: Students will work with volunteer Writing Coaches to organize their topic/argument and start their essays on Tuesday. Students will complete a first draft on Wednesday.
      • Tuesday, Aug. 13 from noon – 3 p.m.
      • Wednesday, Aug. 14 from noon – 3 p.m.
    • Editor: Students will complete a final draft with their Editors on Thursday.
      • Thursday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. – noon

Sign up today! Exact dates and times for volunteer shifts will be finalized by mid-May on this page and sent out via email to signed up volunteers. If you cannot make it to these summer programs, you can sign up as a “General Interest” volunteer to be notified of future opportunities.

Who can volunteer with ThreeSixty?
We are looking for volunteers with interest and experience in writing, storytelling, editing, journalism, multimedia, interviewing, and youth mentoring. Occasionally, we seek volunteers with more specific skills such as political reporting, creative writing, networking and career coaching, and opinion/column writing. We have had volunteers with backgrounds in print media, radio and audio, film, corporate communications, public relations, grant writing, technical writing, and more!

ThreeSixty works with youth from under-represented backgrounds whose communities’ stories have been absented from media. Successful volunteers will be able to work with students from different backgrounds and support them in developing their unique voice. Help us share the word – we are looking specifically to grow our volunteer base with those who are young/early career professionals, from under-represented backgrounds, and working in non-traditional roles within media and journalism.

ThreeSixty volunteer shifts begin with a 30-minute training and mingling with coffee and snacks. We strongly encourage new and old volunteers to attend this half-hour session to meet fellow media professionals & journalists, learn more about ThreeSixty’s culture and learning goals, and receive support on working with our youth storytellers.

Email Engagement Manager Denise Huang with questions about volunteering.