Meet new people and make a difference, become a 916 Ink volunteer today!


Help us reach more children and youth across Sacramento, donate today!


Volunteering is a core value of 916 Ink. 

Whatever your expertise or passion, you can positively impact youth in Sacramento! We're always looking for people interested in getting involved and there are plenty of roles to be filled.

The first step is to fill out the form to the right to be contacted by our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Henry Stroud.

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Please select whichever works best with your current schedule.


"Do it — especially if you want to feel like you are helping young people find their voice"

Mike Long - Paparazzi

Click The bubbles to learn about what role you can play!

Become a Member 


Every academic year high-need schools request a 916 Ink program, but are unable to afford one by themselves. The inaugural edition of our "Publishers' Club" will solve this problem, helping us reach as many as 300 additional students through up to 10 new programs we couldn't otherwise fund. The club will consist of our first 50 donors who give $25 or more per month, creating a $15,000 annual fund that will be leveraged along with grants and other funding sources to make these new programs possible.


Members of the Publishers' Club will also receive exclusive 916 Ink swag! 

  • Hardbound 1st Edition copy of 916 Ink's 100th Anthology

  • One 916 Ink publication mailed each quarter

  • Mistah Complaina's "Writer for Life" Publishers Pen 

  • 916 Ink Writers Journal


We depend on the generosity of individuals to provide the critical bridge funding that makes many of our programs possible. Usually, these are the schools that need 916 Ink the most. Every cent of your donation goes to helping the children at these schools discover the power of their voice through creative writing, and they would not have that opportunity without you.