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Volunteer to Help with the Festival


The Alabama Book Festival exists thanks to its many dedicated volunteers.

We are grateful to the more than 175 volunteers who unite to make the Alabama Book Festival a highlight of the spring season for thousands of visitors from around the region. Readers and writers from every walk of life come to meet the authors they love and to fall in love with new ones, and they tell us every year how meaningful and inspiring they find these interactions to be. None of this would be possible without the hospitality extended by our skilled and dedicated volunteers.

If you've volunteered with us in the past, thank you! We literally couldn't do it without you, and we hope to see you again this year. Let us know that you're coming by completing the registration form below.

If you haven't had the opportunity yet to be part of the Festival and want to learn more, take a look at these Volunteer Job Descriptions. Then fill out the simple registration form below. Be sure to press "submit" at the bottom of the page.

Fill out the form below if you would like to volunteer for the 2016 Alabama Book Festival.  

Please note the following information about shift times:

    • If you have worked at the festival before, please indicate in the Comments section what you did
    • If you can work two shifts in a row please let us know -- we appreciate those who can
    • The 6-7:30 and 7:30-9 am shifts are for site setup and check-in only, with 2 Green Room spots
    • The 4:30-6 pm shift is mostly for site breakdown, with only one slot for venue captain and timekeeper
    • Author escort and book signing shifts are between 9 am and 4 pm; Green Room shifts are 8 am-4 pm
    • Drivers are needed on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of book festival week -- if you sign up for Author Transportation, please indicate in the Comments section what days you can drive
    • Venue captain and timekeeper shifts are 9 am-4 pm, with one slot for 4-5 pm
    • Character Actors will alternate time in the costume in 30-minute shifts



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Preference of Time to work (Please note that Author Escort, Book Signing, Venue Assistant, and Timekeeper shifts are 9 - 10:30, 10:30 - 12, 12 - 1:30, 1:30 - 3, and 3 - 4:30.)

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