2019 Rising Voices Orientation Volunteers

2019 Rising Voices Oratory Orientation

Workshop Facilitators and Volunteers, 

We.APP (We Act. Present. Perform.) Young Artists Academy (YAA) scholars are preparing for the 4th Annual Rising Voices Oratory Competition, held Saturday, May 18th. On Saturday, April 20th, YAA scholars will attend an orientation designed to help scholars finalize their competition speeches. It is our job to prepare them for SUCCESS!


Orientation Details:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (see sign up times below)


South Shore PK - 8

Day Events

  • Registration
  • Meet & Greet, Complementary Breakfast 
  • Welcome, Opening Statements
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Meet & Greet, Complementary Lunch
  • 4 Rotating Workshops

Voluneer Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Registration: Set up registration area, sign contestants in and direct to breakfast area and meet & greet
  • Breakfast & Lunch Preparation: Set up tables, assist with food serving, encourage contestants to mingle throughout the day. *Note: There will be a caterer on site
  • Roaming Vounteers: Direct scholars to lunch and their rotating workshops. Be on-hand to assist during the day.
  • Writers Workshop: Read each speech and provide edits and feedback on beginning, middle, and end. Ask clarifying questions.


We are looking for experienced volunteers and facilitators. Please review and sign up no later than Wednesday, March 20th by 5pm. Contact We.APP Program Coordinator, Leisha Muraki if you have questions at [email protected]


Check out last year's competition

Date: 04/20/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT

Location: South Shore PK - 8, 4800 S Henderson St, Seattle, WA 98118

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Available Slot

9:00 am - 10:30 am (4)


3 of 4 slots filled
Joseph Mitchell
I always look forward to this event.
Tanisha Felder
Excited to help
Shaunice Wilson
Still working out my schedule but may be available to stay later if need be.

9:00 am - 11:30 am (4)

Breakfast & Lunch Prep

2 of 4 slots filled
Ann Fasano
happy to help!
Jesse Bernstein
Looking forward to helping out!

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (4)

Roaming Volunteers


12:40 pm - 5:00 pm (20)

Writers Workshop

6 of 20 slots filled
Christine Bateman
Christine Bateman
Najah Hull
I’m happy to help edit and provide feedback
David Schmader
Jesse Bernstein
Looking forward to helping out!
Naomi True
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
Julie Fanselow
Find your voice and help others find theirs, too.

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