Love volunteering with TBF, but want to do more? Not a volunteer and just want to get more involved with the Texas Book Festival? Look no further! TBF is looking for Volunteer Committee Chairs for multiple positions to help run the 2023 festival tents. Anyone can apply and everyone is welcome, we just ask that you have a passion for books and a desire to serve the literary community!
What is a Volunteer Committee Chair?
Volunteer Committee Chairs (VCCs) are an integral part of what makes the Texas Book Festival Weekend a successful annual event. We have 1-3 VCCs at each Festival venue in and around the Texas State Capitol. Each VCC or VCC team is in charge of a certain venue and the volunteers assigned to shifts at the venue.
Ideal VCCs are flexible, able to delegate tasks, have a can-do attitude, and are good at problem-solving on the spot. Some VCC positions require extra qualifications.
VCCs must be available during the entire Festival Weekend, have some flexibility during the week leading up to the Festival, and be able to attend monthly meetings leading up to the Festival beginning in June. These meetings are necessary for getting to know the other VCCs as well as for training in emergency protocols, learning the Festival layout, and other pertinent information.
Main Responsibilities Include*:
- Managing volunteers in their selected shifts at the assigned venue
- Coordinating the setup and breakdown of the assigned venue
- Welcoming Festival attendees and maintaining an inviting atmosphere
- Acting as a resource for Festival authors and moderators in the assigned venue
* Each VCC position will have slightly different responsibilities/schedule depending on their assigned tent.
We could not run the festival without the help of our amazing VCCs, and we’re excited to add new faces to our team! If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a VCC, please contact Olivia Hesse (email@example.com).