Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand | Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa

Volunteers

Storylines can only achieve what it does, nationally reaching out to thousands of New Zealand children and their families, with the help of its dedicated body of volunteers.

Join us to encourage New Zealand children and young adults engage with books, and help make our events and activities a success.

Operational activities

People who are passionate about children’s and young adult literature literature (and who enjoy working with others to make things happen are very welcome on Storylines various committees.
The roles include:

  • Storylines Management Committee (Auckland based, but meetings online for anyone out of Auckland) and its specialist sub groups (Events, Story Tour, Communications, Awards)
  • The Storylines/NZ IBBY committee focuses on ensuring New Zealand has a voice in the international children’s literature community, and on promoting the works of New Zealand children’s and young adult writers and illustrators on the world stage
  • Special roles: You don’t need to join a committee. If you prefer to take on a specific task e.g. assisting with social media; helping with fundraising or design, these key jobs can be taken on by people working outside the Management Committee.  
  • Anyone with special skills – whatever they might be – is always welcome. 

 

Help on specific occasions

Help is hugely appreciated at  Storylines events, such as book launches for our award winners, special hui, or awards events themselves, held over a day or weekend. 
These can include: 

  • volunteering as a Storylines rep or driver on one (or more) of our week-long Story Tour visits to different parts of the country.
  • helping to deliver brochures and/or posters to retailers, schools or libraries, to get the word out about Storylines awards and events
  • helping at occasional special adult events – e.g. seminars, workshops, or assisting with fundraising initiatives.

Become a Volunteer

Join us to encourage New Zealand children and young adults engage with books, and help make our events and activities a success.

Support Us

Storylines welcomes your support for all its activities and events. Whether as a volunteer or sponsor for annual events or specific activities, your support (large or small) towards helping young New Zealanders love books is greatly appreciated.

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