• 32 years of BookFest

Volunteering with BookFest

Date: September 27, 2017 Author: BookFest Coordinator Categories: Volunteering


About Our Organization

Our organization is entirely run by volunteers!

Our team is led by one or two coordinators with the rest of the volunteers falling under the umbrella of one of the following committees:

  • Finance Committee
  • Publicity & Promotions Committee
  • Site Committee
  • Presenters Committee
  • Volunteer Committee
  • Social Events Committee
  • Information Committee
  • Outreach Committee

How to Volunteer

We would love to chat with you about what volunteer options might be of interest to you.

To find out more (with no obligation) you can:

Sign up on the right to receive our volunteer emails and be the first to find out when new positions open up!


Types of Volunteers

At Bookfest, we want our volunteers to find the perfect fit for them within the organization. That’s why we have two types of volunteer work for you to consider:

These are volunteers who are interested in working with one (or more!) committees and can commit to attending most meetings.


This group of volunteers is best suited to people who don’t know what their available time looks like but would still like to hear about volunteer options as they come up, particularly regarding short-term volunteer jobs. This could include manning an information booth at other events to promote Bookfest, driving authors to school presentations, distributing posters, opportunities for teens or helping out on the day of Bookfest itself.


We have lots of opportunities for teen volunteers to help with BookFest including some of the short-term opportunities listed above in our ‘Casual Volunteer’ section. We also have a wonderful opportunity for teens to participate in the festival as “Bookies”. Bookies work in pairs and help with set-up and take-down before and after the festival. During the day, they look after a specific presenter and assist during presentations by directing attendees, taking tickets, and helping children and families find their places. It’s a great opportunity to spend a day having fun, meet other youth with similar interests, play a positive and active role in your community and gain 7 volunteer hours for graduation requirements.