Volunteer Writing Coaches of MissoulaTo be a writing coach you do not need to be a professional writer or a trained educator. The most important qualifications are that you believe that writing well is an essential skill and can engage with young people in a positive manner.

We work at the request of the classroom teacher during the regular class periods. Scheduling is flexible. You commit to only two periods at a timeā€”one for first drafts and one for second drafts.


We require that all coaches attend one 3-hour training before beginning to coach.  We provide on-going coaching support throughout the school year.  

Coaches must also pass a criminal background check, and depending on the school, register with the school district as a volunteer. Details will be provided at the training.

To register:

If you would like to volunteer to be a writing coach, please fill out the registration form below. 

 Fall 2019 trainings for new volunteers:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6-9pm, Florence-Carlton H.S., Florence
  • Monday, Sept. 30th, 6-9pm, UM Language Arts Bldg., Rm. 235, Missoula
  • Monday, Dec. 2nd, 6-9pm, Corvallis H.S., Corvallis
  • Whitefish/Columbia Falls training, tba