Do you like stories? Do you want to work with children and young people? Do you want to learn new skills and meet new people?

New volunteers - we need you!

Fighting Words Belfast is a creative writing project for young people from the age of 6 upwards in Northern Ireland. We are a place dedicated to writing, where young people can explore their imaginations and have fun expressing themselves.

We run free workshops for school and youth groups, during which participants work collaboratively and individually to create a piece of writing unique to them. Most workshops take place during the school day, but after-schools, evening and weekend sessions are also on offer. Volunteers give three hours of their time per workshop and spend two hours with the participants helping them create exciting new stories. 

We are looking for all sorts of people to volunteer to spend some time with children and young people. 

The roles for Fighting Words volunteers are:

  • Writing mentor 
  • Story-maker
  • Illustrator  
  • Production helper 

If you’d like to spark a young person’s imagination we’d love to hear from you. For more information, contact Hannah by e-mail on or by telephone on 028 90230660, or fill in our

online volunteer application form

Next Training Session

Volunteer Training on Tues 19 Sept 6-8pm at Skainos for all new volunteers

Please note: no previous experience is required; ALL volunteers will be given induction and/or specialist training.

Specialist Skills

If you have specialist skills such as drawing and illustration, scriptwriting, animation, film and photography, poetry, songwriting and music, graphic design, fundraising or IT, we'd love to hear from you. If you have a skill you would like to offer, please get in touch with us by e-mail or telephone (028 90230660).

Existing Volunteers

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