Volunteer Call 2022

Calling book lovers everywhere! The Texas Book Festival is back and better than ever, and we’re asking for your help to put on the best book festival yet. Our volunteer registration form is now LIVE, and we’d love for you to join us November 5-6! We are proud to be FREE for all to attend, but we need your help to share our mission. If you are passionate about literacy, culture, and community, you would make a perfect volunteer. 

As a volunteer, you’ll get to: 

  • Be a part of the ace TBF team
  • Chose the times and venues that work best for you
  • Help to produce programming and connect with your favorite authors
  • Spread the joy of reading and all things books 

Plus, you’ll get a free volunteer T-shirt. We couldn’t do a fraction of the programming we have available each year without the help of our wonderful volunteers, and we’d love for you to join the team. 

We can’t wait to see you! Please reach out to oliviahesse@texasbookfestival.org with any questions or concerns.

Now Accepting Applications for Festival Weekend VCCs

Love volunteering with TBF and want to do more? Look no further! TBF is seeking Volunteer Committee Chairs for multiple positions to help run 2024 Festival venues. Anyone can apply and everyone is welcome. All we ask is 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 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 (November 16–17), have some flexibility during the week leading up to the Festival, and be able to attend monthly meetings leading up to the Festival with meetings starting in June. These meetings are necessary for getting to know the other VCCs and 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/schedules 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 (oliviahesse@texasbookfestival.org).