Connecting with the kids and seeing them realize how fun, versatile, and meaningful writing can be … There is so much laughter in every RAWK workshop I’ve attended, it’s infectious.
— Brittany Worthington, on the most meaningful part of volunteering with RAWK

RAWK would be nothing without the volunteers and service learning students who give of their time and skills to make our programming and events remarkable and fun.

We’re excited for you to spend the semester with us! Please complete the application below so we can get to know you and so we can complete your background check process.

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Service Learning Volunteer Application

Contact Information
Name *
for purpose of background check: please include First, Middle, and Last name(s)
please list any other names (First or Last) you have been known as
Birthday *
this information is required for the background check process
Phone *
Emergency Contact *
Emergency Contact
Emergency Contact Phone Number *
Emergency Contact Phone Number
(needed for the purpose of background checks)
Personal Pronouns
(check any that apply to your identity)
Do you volunteer with other organizations? *
and because we want to get to know you and we love to write...
In the interest of protecting the safety and well-being of our students, we need to ask:
A lot of words of great importance:
As a condition of volunteering, I give permission for Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK) to conduct a background check on me, which may include a review of sex offender registries, child abuse, and criminal activity records. I understand that, if appointed, my position is conditional upon the staff at RAWK receiving no inappropriate information on my background. I hereby release and agree to hold harmless from liability RAWK, the employees and volunteers thereof, or any person or organization that may provide such information. I hereby grant to RAWK, and its authorized agents, vendors, officers, directors, employees, licensees, affiliates, successors, and assigns the non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, edit, create derivative works of, and distribute, in whole or in part, any photographs and/or recordings taken by me during activities sponsored by RAWK, for any purpose, in any and all manner or media now known or hereinafter developed. By signing below, I acknowledge that I also understand that RAWK appreciates me and my enthusiasm, but I also acknowledge that RAWK is not obligated to appoint me to a volunteer position.