Materials for Volunteer Story Coaches


Welcome, New and Returning Story Coaches!


Below are some of the materials we covered in our recent volunteer training session (in preparation for story coaching at Service High, Anchorage, Alaska).  Feel free to download the materials whether you have misplaced a handout or are just seeing all this for the first time.

New volunteers who have yet to attend a group training or individual meeting: Please note that it may be useful to have a look at documents A, B, and C before your training or meeting.  You are welcome to look at the other documents too but do not need to give them a close reading.


Thanks again to all of you for sharing your valuable time with the students and their stories.

-Regan Brooks, Volunteer

Story Works Alaska


A. IntroductoryPacketForServiceStoryCoaches2015

B. For_Story_Coaches

C. ASDAdultStudent_Boundaries

D. VolunteerListeningNotes

E. 1StoryWorksStudentIntroduction

F. 2StoryWorksStudentStorytellingBasics4pp

G. 4StoryWorksStudentOnePage

H. 4StoryWorksGettingStartedPromptsandOrganizer

I. 5StoryWorksReadingNYTFeedbackArticle

J. 7StoryWorksStudentTellingListeningNotes1




Before using the online registration system confirm that your application has been approved and make sure you can attend (or have attended) an orientation session prior to your volunteer date. We will have to decline any unapproved registrations. Thanks for your understanding!

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