VOLUNTEER TO BE A WRITING SCREENER
The Wall POV Project 501(c)(3) is seeking volunteers to review and evaluate essays submitted for The Willow Tree Scholarship.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Committed to cultivating deeper human connection, The Wall POV Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that encourages individuals to Connect, Reflect, and Express themselves in a productive and engaging manner.
Achieving positive interpersonal relationships is dependent on how we can introspectively reflect, compassionately understand, and empathetically connect as social beings. Embracing this depth of self-awareness allows us to become aware of our interrelatedness of thought and emotions, no matter how seemingly opposing our views may be.
It is our hope that expressions of art, both graphic and literal, can unearth different perspectives that will encourage effective communication and deep relationships. As society continues to witness more conflict and unproductive dialogue, intimate discourses with ourselves, and outwardly with others are needed more now than ever before.
Preferred Qualifications for Screeners
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher
- Working professional or a student working on an advanced degree
- Aligned with the goals and mission of The Wall POV Project - to promote introspection, reflective writing, and connection with others.
- A writing background is not required. We are looking for screeners who come from all walks of life.
Duties of Screeners
Using a rubric provided by The Wall POV Project, screeners are asked to evaluate ten (10) essays on the students’ ability to effectively and insightfully answer the given year’s writing prompt (click here for this year's prompt). Essays are reviewed using a double-blind format, and inter-rater reliability is established on a 100 point averaging system. All evaluation forms are due within three (3) weeks from the time the screener received the essays.