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Volunteer Co-ordinator

About the role  

Fighting Words NI is recruiting for a Volunteer Co-ordinator, to be responsible for co-ordinating all elements of volunteering to support our annual programme. 

As a volunteer-centred charity we value the involvement of volunteers supporting our workshops. All of our programmes — from schools workshops, to our after school writing clubs — are facilitated by teams of volunteer writing mentors. We’re always on the look-out for people who are passionate about helping young writers to find their creative spark!  

Submit Your Writing for The Irish Times annual Fighting Words Supplement!

Every year, Fighting Words NI and Fighting Words work together to collect work from young writers from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – and  submissions are now open for 2023!  

Guidelines: 

(please read in full) 

  • One prose submission per author, poets may submit two poems.  

  • Max. 1,500 words 

  • FORMAT: Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced. Please attach the email as a Word document. Please do NOT send PDF or handwritten submissions. 

Please Include in your email: 

Fighting Words NI Attends the Launch of the "iCommunity" Report

Fighting Words NI was invited to attend the recent launch of the iCommunity Report, a joint initiative between  NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action) and The Wheel, (Ireland’s national association of charities, community groups and social enterprises)  outlining a new vision for all-Island collaboration in the community and voluntary sector.  

Creative Writing Summer Camp 2022 has Wrapped!

Fighting Words NI has just wrapped a one-of-a-kind event for young writers – our very first creative writing summer camp. In a fantastic four-day event between the 8th and 11th of August, young people from around Northern Ireland participated in our workshop in Belfast, flexing their creative writing skills through scripts, prose, song writing, poetry, and even video game world building.   

‘New Worlds’ brought to life by P6 and P7 students and Fighting Words NI 

Fighting Words Northern Ireland has launched ‘New Worlds’, an anthology of creative writing from pupils at four Belfast primary schools.  Between January and March 2022, over 100 young writers from P6 and P7 classes at Scoil an Droichid, Victoria Park Primary School, Fane Street Primary School and Holy Family Primary School attended workshops and collaborated over Zoom to create and produce story endings for the anthology which is now online.   

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