Volunteer Application

“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

The work we do requires the hands and hearts of many volunteers. No matter your interest, ability, and skills, there is a place for your at RAWK. With a four person staff, we are able to do the work we do with the support of over 100 passionate volunteers annually.

 Fill out the application below and you will receive an email response from RAWK staff with the next steps! You can also RSVP to our next volunteer orientation by checking our our calendar of events.

Questions before or after you fill out the application? Contact volunteer@readandwritekzoo.org

Volunteer With Children in Tutoring Session - Read and Write Kalamazoo
Volunteer Application
for purpose of background check: please include First, Middle, and Last name(s)
Including unmarried name if applicable
this information is required for the background check process
(000) 000-0000
(000) 000-0000


Gender *
(needed for the purpose of background checks)
Personal Pronouns
(check any that apply to your identity)
Do you volunteer with other organizations? *

Finding your place with us

How would you like to be involved with RAWK? *

In the interest of protecting the safety and well-being of our students, we need to ask:

Have you ever been convicted of or plead guilty to a crime? *

The Fine Print

Media Release
I permit Read and Write Kalamazoo to take photographs, audio, and video recording of my student for the explicit purpose of chronicling, promoting, and celebrating the RAWK program. I understand that any media taken of my student taken during RAWK programming will not be used by anyone not affiliated with Read and Write Kalamazoo.
Consent to Treat
I consent to medical treatment in the event of an unforeseen medical emergency.
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 or of 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.