“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.
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:
Special Events Coordinator:
If you like event planning and have a good eye for detail, then we have the gig for you! The Non-Conference Events coordinators are looking for someone to be our new Special Events Coordinator–this would require attending quarterly NCE Committee meetings, and planning 3-4 paid events per year. Send a letter of interest to Events@PikesPeakWriters.com
Write Brain Coordinator:
If you like event planning and have a good eye for detail, then we have the gig for you! The Non-Conference Events coordinators are looking for someone to be our new Write Brain Coordinator. This person will be in charge of soliciting and organizing speakers for the monthly Write Brains and would be required to attend quarterly NCE Committee meetings. Send a letter of interest to Events@PikesPeakWriters.com
Membership Manager: Are you a people person looking to rub elbows with fellow PPW members and key volunteers? Do you have a penchant for databases and lists? We want you! As the membership manager, you will be a key point of contact for all members. You’ll spend a few hours a week helping existing and new members with their member profiles and answering member questions. You’ll maintain and update the member list, help us continue to offer quality programming and events by gaining member feedback about what they want, work with key volunteers to ensure members have appropriate benefits in place, and help us build our membership by reaching out to other organizations and groups. As the membership manager, you will also be responsible for planning and putting on an annual membership appreciation event. Please email president@
Volunteer Coordinator: We are fortunate to be an organization full of creative individuals. With that creativity comes great ideas that require time and energy to implement. Are you outgoing? Like to hob-nob with fellow writers? PPW’s volunteer coordinator will dedicate a few hours a week to maintain a list of active members interested in volunteering at either conference or non-conference events throughout the year, as well as compiling ideas presented by members who commit time, skill, and/or resources to executing those ideas to the PPW board through the president. Please email president@