Volunteer Opportunities

“Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one’s ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.” — Harriet Naylor


PPW exists solely based on the blood, sweat, and talent of our outstanding volunteers. No board member, event facilitator, blog editor, conference director, webmaster, or social media guru is paid staff. All you see and experience with Pikes Peak Writes comes from the combined dedication of writers just like you! And we would love to have you join us.

Volunteering is fun! It is a great way to make new friends, network within the writing world, improve your craft, and share your experiences with others. Only by the infusion of new personalities and new ideas can our organization adapt and grow to the ever-changing demands of the publishing world.

See something about PPW you love? Volunteer and help keep it running. See something you want fixed? Volunteer and help make those changes.

View our volunteer opportunities for our annual writer’s conference.

PPW volunteer terms are typically two years long, to generate some continuity. Contact our current Volunteer Coordinator with any questions.

Below is a listing and brief description of our current and upcoming PPW volunteer opportunities:

Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Opening: Immediate

Description: Responsible for maintaining the PPW member database, tracking volunteer hours, and serving as point of contact for the PPW Board regarding member status and contact information.


Title: Webmaster

Opening: September 1, 2017

Description: Responsible for maintaining the pikespeakwriters.com website, making regular updates, recommending changes to the board, and coordinating a small team of 2-3 fellow volunteers dedicated to assisting you.


Title: Open Critique Moderator

Opening: December 1, 2017

Description: Coordinate the location and time of monthly Open Critique sessions, recruit VIP guests for each section to serve as “guest critiquer,” facilitate each monthly two-hour session, provide social media coordinator and webmaster with information on VIP guests for publicity, communicate as needed with the non-conference events director for any additional assistance required.