Volunteer with the HVWG

The Hudson Valley Writers Guild is an all-volunteer army. We do not get paid for what we do, we do it for the love of the art. We are currently looking for people to assist us in various tasks in an effort to promote poetry and spoken word throughout the Northeast. If you are interested in helping out, fill out our contact form and introduce yourself.

Here are a few positions we are looking to fill:

Flyering / Street Team
We are looking for volunteers to help us spread the word of poetry and spoken word in the Albany area by flyering bulletin boards and local venues with information on the HVWG and upcoming projects and events.  We are looking to fill spots all throughout the greater capital district area as well as south to Woodstock and north to Glens Falls.

Bookstore Liaison
We are looking for volunteers to deliver flyers, posters, and other printed materials to local bookstores and coffee shops all over the area.  We are currently seeking volunteers for the Pine Hills area, Lark Street / Center Square, SUNY-Albany area in Albany.  Also Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga County and beyond.

Event Coordinators
Ever want to put together an event?  Ever want to book a band or performer to play a show?  Well now is your chance to do just that.  The Guild is looking for a motivated volunteer who wants to bring together the best of the poetry and spoken word world with up-and-coming bands and musicians.

Social Media Manager
We are currently seeking a volunteer to help maintain our social media presence. Responsibilities include posting events, bulletins, and news articles to our social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram YouTube, etc.) as well as adding and communicating with “friends” on the site to broaden the spoken word and poetry community.

Columnists, Bloggers, and Reviewers
We are looking for people to add to our website with interesting and thought-provoking content on the arts. If you are interested in contributing event reviews, book reviews, art news, or anything in between, let us know.

Events Calendar Editor
We are looking for a volunteer to make certain that the events calendar is the most up-to-date resource for poets not only in the upstate New York.  We are looking to expand our reach to include Western New England and areas North and South of Albany, even including the New York City area.  This volunteer would be working closely with event hosts and venues to ensure that the information on our website is current and correct.  Other duties include creating and maintaining maps of the poetry venues listed.

Audio / Video Producer
We have recorded hours and hours of local literary readings, open mics, and spoken word events in audio and video formats and now we need to do something with them.  If you have an interest in working with and editing audio and video clips to highlight the best and brightest of the upstate poetry scene, please let us know.

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