You will be part of a cohort who will work with PPAMM staff over the course of one year to share your story in multiple capacities. You will always have agency over how your story is shared, from social media and blog posts to legislative advocacy visits and events.
Our team is flexible and will work with you! If you have barriers or aren’t sure if you can complete all the requirements, please fill out the interest form and let us know what your questions and concerns are. We’re here to work with you and see if we can provide accommodations.
One Year (January 2022 – December 2022), 5+ hours a month (flexible), with hours reducing after June 2022
Attend the five required virtual Saturday trainings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 1/29, 2/26, 3/26, 4/30, and 5/21
Have access to a computer and internet connection
Be open to sharing your story publicly
Monthly virtual events and meetings throughout the one-year program, as well as regular storytelling opportunities (dates TBD – we can be flexible)
What kind of support will Storyteller’s Bureau Volunteers receive?
Our team will work with you through small group sessions, one-on-one coaching, and workshops to help you get comfortable talking about your experience (all virtual). We will provide guidance and tools for sharing your story in different capacities. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with the other volunteers in your cohort to build comradery and work together.
Why is being part of the Storyteller’s Bureau important?
Personal stories are one of the most effective tools you have to create change. Your story has the power to help influence policy and the public. We want to uplift a broad range of stories and perspectives to help show lawmakers, the media, and supporters just who we’re fighting for – people with stories like yours! This is also a great opportunity to add to your resume, learn how you can advocate for change, and gain valuable communication skills.