Calling All

The Ministry of Stories needs volunteers to help with all aspects of the business of stories. We need volunteer shopkeepers for Monster Supplies, writing mentors to work with young people aged 8-18, and help behind the scenes with admin, fundraising, marketing and maintenance.

You'll need one or more buckets of enthusiasm. And as a mentor, you'll need to enjoy working with (and stretching) young people's imaginations.

The Ministry will:

  • give you training and develop your skills
  • help you get CRB registered
  • be a creative, fun and supportive network

To find out more:

The Ministry
needs you to...

Volunteer at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Our shop is open Tuesday to Friday from 1-5pm, and on Saturdays from 11-5pm.

As well as serving monster products, you are often the first point of contact for adults and children wanting more information about the Ministry of Stories. Training is provided for volunteer shop-keepers, though if you have retail experience, all the better. We ask you to commit to at least one shift a month for three months - either 12.30-5.30 on weekday afternoons or 10.30-5.30 on Saturdays.

Contact our Shop Managers at

Become an Event, Marketing or Fundraising Minister

Our Events Team help us come up with and run regular events for our volunteers, and organise others to introduce the Ministry to the general public. Our Marketing and PR Team support marketing and social media campaigns for both the shop and the centre. If you're an experienced fundraiser or you want to help out with fundraising, you can join our fundraising team.

If you have skills or experience in any of these fields (or if you're just interested and want to get involved), please let us know when you register at Meetings of these teams usually take place at least once a month in the evenings.

Become an Office Minister

We need help in all kinds of ways behind the scenes at the Ministry of Stories: from preparing for workshops to making books and updating databases. If you have at least one morning or afternoon each fortnight to spare, there are many jobs to do. If you have general office experience or skills in IT or finance, great - but do not worry if you don't. Where necessary, we will provide the required training.

For more information, email

Help out as a Maintenance Minister

We often need help keeping the Ministry looking its best or adding new features to the shop or workshop spaces. If you're handy with a drill, have skills in carpentry or electrics or prop-making (or you know people that do), please let us know if you can help.


Join our team of Story Ministers

We need lots of volunteer writing mentors to provide the one-to-one attention for young people that we believe makes the difference. We provide training in the creative aspect of our work, in how to be a good mentor, behaviour management and child safeguarding. But there is no better way to learn than to get involved and learn as a team.

Sessions last 1.5-2 hours with 30 minutes to brief and debrief at the start and end of each session. At the moment, sessions run during school hours, after school on Thursdays and on Saturday mornings.

You don't have to be a writer, teacher, have lots of experience of working with young people, or have English as a first language to be a great mentor.

Sign up now at

Any questions?