About: Free Verse teaches literature and creative writing in juvenile detention centers and facilities across the state of Montana. It was founded in 2014, and in 2016 it became fiscally sponsored by the Missoula Writing Collaborative, an organization which places writers in school classrooms, after-school programs, youth homes and other venues to show young people the power of words and help them find their voices as writers. As a VISTA, you will work with Free Verse and the Missoula Writing Collaborative.
To apply, visit Montana Campus Contact here.
Develop a formal intern program for Missoula Writing Collaborative
Assist with development of a new seventh-grade program for MWC
Develop a new volunteer program for Free Verse
Assist with outreach to donors and developing a donor base for Free Verse
Choice of Education Award or end-of-service stipend
One year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job.
Experience & Skills:
Excellent writing skills
Clear communication skills