Jobs and Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for First Story. We do not currently have any job opportunities, but if you’d like to hear about new opportunities when they arise, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to our mailing list. 



First Story is happy to offer work experience placements for students at school in London. If you would like to know more, please email info[at]

If you’re not at school but would like to get experience working in a charity, we welcome applications to volunteer with us throughout the year.



We’re always looking for volunteers at our Head Office in London to help with:

  • Events coordination
  • Evaluating our programme
  • Logging our archive of anthologies
  • Programme administration

Between January and July we especially need volunteers for the production of young writers’ anthologies. We’d love to hear from you if you have proven experience in proof-reading, design, or copy-editing.

Occasionally we need volunteers at our regional writing events in the East Midlands, West Yorkshire and Hull, and the South West. If you live in these areas and want to see first-hand the effect of our programme, email info[at] to find out more.

First Story relies on the generosity of brilliant volunteers to help us continue to change lives through writing. If you would like to get involved with any of the above opportunities, please complete this questionnaire and email it to info[at]


If you would like to find out about other ways to support us, please see here.