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. Alternatively, become a volunteer and work with us in our quest to encourage and celebrate young people’s writing.


First Story 10th Anniversary Gala Volunteers:

We’re having a fundraising gala on 12th November 2018 at the Royal Institute of British Architects’ stunning venue in Marylebone. We have a very small events management team that will oversee the logistics of planning and running the gala, but we need support from volunteers who can help us make this a highly appealing and successful event! Volunteers can choose to help our team in a number of ways, including:

  • designing the event and the programme
  • promoting the gala and selling tickets
  • sourcing and securing attractive auction prizes
  • securing sponsorship and programme advertising
  • supporting event logistics

If you would like to get involved, please send an email to


Volunteer at our Head Office in London (throughout the year):

  • Office Admin
  • Data Entry
  • Programme evaluation
  • IT assistance
  • Or let us know what skills you can bring to us!

Volunteer to help with our seasonal anthology production (January-July):

  • Proof reading
  • Copy editing
  • Design

Please note for all proof reading, copy editing and design opportunities it would be great to know what sort of experience you have in editorial work.

Volunteer at our Young Writers’ Festival (each September)

Offer your services: for example publishing our anthologies, giving PR advice or hosting an event or meeting (throughout the year)

If you would like to volunteer with us in any of the above capacities or in other ways we’d love to get to know you, so please fill out our volunteer questionnaire and email to The questionnaire can be downloaded here.

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