14.38: Volunteer Opportunities for Writers, with Jared Quan

Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard, with special guest Jared Quan

Jared Quan serves as a volunteer on several non-profit boards, and joined us to talk about the opportunities that exist for writers. Administration, leadership, writing and editing, and teaching are just a few of the many kinds of roles available for volunteers.

Credits: This episode was recorded live at LTUE by Dan Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.


Research writing organizations, and their events. look for volunteer opportunities.

Changing Wax, by Jared Quan

5 thoughts on “14.38: Volunteer Opportunities for Writers, with Jared Quan”

  1. This is not exactly the type of volunteering your program is referring to, but I recently had an opportunity to do a volunteer project for a local historical society where I researched & wrote a brief bio on a couple of people buried in the town’s cemetery. I had a blast. One of the deceased has quite a mystery about him that I was unable to resolve before deadline, and plan to pursue my research into that life beyond the scope of this project. I volunteered because I wanted to give back to the Historical Society, but I gained so much in return.

  2. Thank you so much for having me on. It was nothing short of absolutely brilliant. I am so incredibly grateful that I was invited. You are all an inspiration to me!

    Volunteering is so amazing, I recommend everyone try it out! The community always needs people to volunteer.

    If there is ever anything I can do to help this tremendous podcast and team, please let me know.

    Jared Quan

  3. The basic four, Brandon, Mary Robinette, Dan, and Howard, got together with Jared Quan at Life, The Universe, and Everything (aka LTUE) to talk about volunteering! Step right up, and… Howard was just kidding. What do writers do as volunteers? All kinds of things! Leaders, treasurers, secretaries, teachers… Institutional memory and historians. Reading slush. Fanzines! Read all about it in the transcript, available now in the archives.

  4. Ironically enough, I missed being in the audience for this panel because I was in the middle of volunteering at LTUE. During that, I had limitations with my schedule (you go where you’re needed but can call dibs sometimes), but I didn’t really mind—there’s a good chance that the classes and people will be back in future years. Besides, it’s often in the places you weren’t drawn to that you get the most out of the experience.

Comments are closed.