Volunteer Blogger

Becoming a Regular Blogger

Regular bloggers are current students, staff, or faculty at the University of Minnesota.

What’s in it for you?

  • Practice, enhance, and strengthen your writing skills
  • Express your opinions to a larger audience and the campus community
  • Have your work published and archived online
  • Learn how to work individually on a deadline


  • Post at least three blogs a semester (this equates to about one post a month).
  • Notify the blog coordinator at least one day in advance when you cannot post on assigned day.
  • Understand blogging policies, as provided by blog editor.


  • Minimum commitment of one academic semester.
  • At the end of each semester, you will have the opportunity to reassess if you are willing and/or able to blog for another semester.

Applicants must contact the blog editor, Emma Saks, for further information on blog policies, application queries and orientation. Email her at  saksx003@umn.edu.

Interested in becoming a volunteer blogger? Fill out the Volunteer Blogger Application !

Note from the editor:

The blogging opportunity at the Women’s Center is a great way to become involved in social justice. Not only will you become more familiar with social justice topics in our community, but you will also build your resume for future positions. Improved writing skills, publicizing personal works to the University community, being an activist, and having your voice and opinions heard in the social justice community are some of the benefits of volunteering as a blogger.


While this is a flexible volunteer opportunity, all bloggers are expected to uphold the Women’s Center blogging policies including but not limited to: posting at least 3 blog posts per semester (this equates to one post per month), maintaining regular contact with the blog editor, creating thoughtful and applicable posts regarding social justice issues and attending any meetings coordinated by the blog editor. If these requirements are not met, the Women’s Center may consider the blogger ineligible for future volunteer blogging opportunities. If there are schedule conflicts, the blogger should contact the blog editor ahead of time to discuss arrangements for posting the blog. Any and all emails sent out regarding blogging policies, meetings or general information regarding the blog must be read and responded to in a timely fashion.


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