Volunteer Write to Life Mentors

Write to Life is a creative writing group which works with survivors of torture. 

The role is to mentor clients in creative writing sessions (one to one and group workshop) at Write to Life, the creative writing group at Freedom from Torture. Write to Life is a unique group working with survivors of torture. Over the past 25, years it has supported hundreds of survivors, all clients and former clients, many of whom have become published writers and assured performers at festivals, fundraisers and public events. Nurturing their talent in a third or fourth language, watching it blossom and with it, their confidence and self-belief, is a constant inspiration.

​Although primarily a writing group, that writing has taken many forms, from film to musical narrative to theatre and song. We have collaborated on creative projects with the Roundhouse, Kings Place, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert and British Museums, NWLive Arts, Ice & Fire and Tamasha Theatre, among others.

​Freedom from Torture aims to be a survivor-focused and led organisation, and we particularly encourage minoritized people and those with lived experience of the asylum system to apply.

The commitment is to attend workshops every other Wednesday in the evening in Finsbury Park and to mentor one or two members of the group. I know you have lots of writers on your books and we are very aware that only some would be in the position to commit to a voluntary basis. If you are able to circulate with this understanding, that would be great.

Contract: 1 year minimum commitment (ideally at least 2 years)
Hours:​ Fortnightly on Wednesday from 16.00-20:00, every 6 weeks from 15.30 with a 6 week break in the summer
Location: Finsbury Park, London
Starting salary: Unpaid (reasonable travel expenses covered)
Closing date: 31/07/2024
Expected date of interviews: TBC
Job ref: VA701



July 31, 2024