A few weeks ago the media focused on volunteers in the community. They missed one area, however, — prison volunteers. Twice a year we writers have weekend workshops at Matsqui prison. We outside writers meet with inside writers on a Saturday and Sunday. We break into small groups and work on each other’s writing. It’s an amazing experience. There are other ways to volunteer as well, religious groups, AA, NA etc. The arts are sadly missing in prisons and volunteers are needed in all the arts.
Our next writers’ weekend is November 19 & 20. If you’re interested, contact me or David at firstname.lastname@example.org