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Our volunteers are our heart and soul.

They genuinely make a huge difference in the lives of the young people they interact with. Because of volunteers like you, we have the means to offer personal attention to our budding writers. This has been proven to improve students’ writing and confidence dramatically. By providing support to young people of the Northern Rivers, you’re helping improve literacy, one story at a time.

The StoryBoard Bus will take our Storyteller-in-Chief and YOU,  our volunteer tutors, directly to where you are needed. We visit schools all over the Northern Rivers, often concentrating on schools with socio-economic disadvantages. Once there, we run fun, and engaging creative writing and illustration workshops that enthrall our students. We’ve found that project-based writing gives young people ownership and strengthens their ability to express themselves. 

Every StoryBoard Volunteer must have:

  • a valid and verified Working with Children Check
  • an interest in creative writing and working with children
  • attended a Byron Writers Festival StoryBoard volunteer orientation session 

Please register your interest by emailing [email protected]


StoryBoard is committed to getting young people excited about literature, literacy, and creativity. Words literally have the power to move young people out of disadvantage and give them the tools to create their future.

Whilst we are lucky enough to receive some grant funding to support this work, we need your help to achieve our vision of inspiring every young person in the Northern Rivers to write and tell their stories. You can change young lives right now by making a donation.

By making a tax-deductible donation, you will help:

  • Primary and Secondary pupils across the Northern Rivers region engage with world-class writers and thinkers
  • Students learn how to be active creators through participation in workshops
  • Teachers develop their professional skills through sessions designed to build specific knowledge and skills
  • Alleviate the cultural and geographic isolation experienced by regional communities with limited access to the arts

You can donate online or contact Emma on 02 6685 5115 or [email protected]