Volunteer Writing Opportunity

Use your writing talents to inspire and educate others while supporting a feminist activist movement!

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Gain writing experience

Build your published portfolio

Make your voice heard

Contribute to a social justice cause

About Us

LiveYourDream.org is a movement fiercely dedicated to ensuring every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential, be free from violence, and live her dreams.

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Our Blog

Your Dream connects, mobilizes, and empowers a passionate community of over 300,000 annual readers!

Your Dream offers educational content on social issues as well as inspired reading for everyday life. It increases recognition for our mission and offers impactful content to keep our activists and donors engaged. It is also a resource for women and girls looking to carve their own paths to empowerment.

We tackle: Lifestyle, Activism, Education, Career, Finance, News, and Stories. 

As a nonprofit, almost all of our blog content is written by generous volunteers like you. 

Check out some articles to get inspired! »

What to Expect

As a volunteer writer, your mission is simple: contribute thoughtful, original, kickass content! This is a remote opportunity with flexible hours that you choose (so yes, write on the couch in your jammies, we won't judge).

On average our writers complete 1-3 articles a month. You’ll tackle both assigned topics (which may require some light research) and free choice topics (pending editorial approval).

What can I write about?

Here are some examples (but new ideas are always encouraged!)

  • Activism: Unpack an issue related to gender inequality and what folks can do to help.
  • Lifestyle: Talk about self-love, self-care, mindfulness, family, or how to live positively. Curate a list of your favorite inspirational quotes by women, or discuss why it's important to establish healthy relationship boundaries. 
  • Education: Give advice for students on topics like how to pick a college that's right for you, how handle school stress, or how to deal with sexual harassment.
  • Career: Share professional tips for women like where to find resume templates, what questions to ask in an interview, networking tricks for introverts, or how to be/find a mentor.
  • Finance: Put together a personal budget resource list for single mothers, or explain how private versus federal student loans work.
  • News: Offer your hot take on a current event or pop culture topic.
  • Stories: Tell a personal story of overcoming a challenge to inspire others.

Are there writing guidelines?

Articles should be:

  • Conversational, personal, and passionate in tone, as if talking to friends and family
  • A balanced blend of storytelling, facts, and proactive advice
  • Well-researched and backed up by credible sources
  • Non-partisan, though not necessarily apolitical
  • Non-promotional
  • Related to our mission of empowering women and girls

They should also:

  • Be 400-800 words long (roughly 1-2 pages), occasionally longer
  • Have a compelling, SEO-friendly title and 2+ section sub-headers
  • Include 2-6 inline hyperlinks to reputable sources or related reading

What's the process?

  1. Communicate with our editor team to choose your topic and a due date
  2. Send in your first draft
  3. Our editor team will review and make suggestions
  4. If there's more than light edits to your piece, we'll send it back for approval/revisions
  5. We format it and publish on our site
  6. High fives all around!

What do I need to succeed?

  • A passion for women’s issues and an understanding of contemporary women’s movements
  • Outstanding written communication skills and a clear and compelling author’s voice
  • Strong research skills; can identify credible sources, gather and organize, and cross check information
  • A basic understanding of marketing, social media, or blogging

Cool! How do I get started?

We have an easy application process that involves completing a writing sample (that will double as your first published piece with us!)

Ready? Let's get started.

Start your application

Please complete our sign up form to tell us a little bit about yourself, your passions, and how you want to help.

STEP 1.  Download the writing exercise and complete a sample article.

DOWNLOAD WRITING exercise

STEP 2.  When your article is ready, complete the form below.

Questions? Get in touch.

Elizabeth Endara
info@liveyourdream.org