Donate at Any Level

Whether you would like to make a monthly or one-time donation, donate for your birthday, set up an employer match, or create a bequest there are many ways to give to help change lives through the power of writing! Pledge to change lives through the power of writing today!

You’re Invited to Join Inkwell

Inkwell is Write Around Portland’s group of sustaining donors who believe in respect, writing and community. Inkwell members contribute monthly to provide a base of support that sustains our free programming. In 2018 the group contributed $20,000 to expand access to writing and publishing for voices in our community.

 Why Inkwell?

“Write Around Portland makes me proud to live in this city. As an Inkwell donor, I know that every month I am making a gift that supports what I love about Portland.” -Alex, Inkwell member since 2016

“Inkwell makes contributing easy! Even when I can’t make it to events or to volunteer; I know I am still supporting this organization I care so much about.” -Matt Blair, Inkwell member since 2010

“Inkwell members are the heart beat sustaining Write Around Portland’s mission. Their sustained giving provide a consistent base of monthly support, that positively impacts our planning, budgeting and keeps our programming free and accessible for all in our community.”   -Lisa Pearlstein, Write Around Portland Board Chair

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re launching a campaign to reach 200 Inkwell members by 2020! If we can reach this goal, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation will provide Write Around Portland with a $20,000 match! 

  • Join Inkwell at any monthly giving level, and you’ll receive our Inkwell exclusive Write Around Portland tote bag + access to Inkwell member perks and events
  • Join Inkwell at $20 per month or more and you’ll also receive our special anniversary postcard pack with 20 postcards featuring writers from our past 20 years

Help us reach our 200 member goal and meet the $20,000 match. Join Inkwell today.

Current stats: 159 members, 74% to our goal.


Our dedicated volunteers make our workshops, readings and books possible. Click here to learn more.

Please Note: At this time all in-person volunteer opportunities have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. If interested in volunteering once we return to in-person programming, please fill out our Volunteer Application and we will be in touch with you.



Internships are available year round (Spring: Jan-May, Summer: June-Aug, Fall: Sept-Dec).

Deadlines to apply:

November 15 for Spring; April 15 for Summer; July 15 for Fall

We value diversity in all its forms, and highly encourage people from all socioeconomic levels, races, ages, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, health statuses, physical and mental abilities, education levels, religions and backgrounds to apply. For more information and to apply, please click here.


Hold a Journal Drive

When someone joins us for a workshop, we give them their very own journal. Providing a donated journal to every participant conveys that our community truly does value their stories and their lives. We are honored to hold journal drives in partnership with Portland area businesses, schools and places of worship.

A journal drive is like a food drive. We provide a collection box, signs, sample announcements and anything else that would make it easy for you to host a journal drive.

Call 503-796-9224 or email info@writearound.org to learn more about hosting a journal drive.

If you would like to help by personally donating a journal, you can drop it off at our office.


Host a Party

Workshop participants are eager to share their stories with new audiences. We are happy to host a reading or writing workshop in your home to introduce your friends and family to Write Around Portland. A house party and reading is a great way to change lives through the power of writing. We’ve designed a House Party Host Guide with hosting tips and ideas.

There are other ways to help raise funds for Write Around Portland, too. Here are 8 fun & easy fundraising ideas! For more info, call 503.796.9224.