Opportunity Details

HELP OUT: Festival of Books

The San Diego Union-Tribune's 6th Annual Festival of Books will take place on August 20, 2022 and has returned to in-person programming. The Festival of Books, hosted on the University of San Diego campus, is a free event for book lovers of all ages. Attendees enjoy workshops, activities, photo booths, live entertainment, discussions with award-winning authors and more!

The event also fundraises for the San Diego Council on Literacy which unites the community to support literacy through advocacy, partnerships, resources and coordinated efforts. They represent a network of 30 affiliated literacy program partners that annually provide services to 170,000 residents of all ages, at no cost.

HandsOn San Diego will be managing volunteers for the Festival of Books. Volunteers are needed to support the Festival of Books behind-the-scenes to ensure the event runs smoothly. Volunteers will serve as author escorts, assist with book signing lines, provide support in author session rooms, answer questions at the info booth, help out at the poetry, children's, or entertainment stages, and helping with wayfinding. Your role will be assigned at the beginning of your shift. Before or after your shift, you'll be welcome to enjoy the festival. 

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Each volunteer will be given a Festival of Books t-shirt to wear during their shift. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Most roles will take place outdoors so dressing in layers and wearing a hat is recommended. 

  • Bring: A reusable water bottle. Additional water, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

  • Physical Requirements: Volunteers will be standing during most or all of their shift. Some roles may require significant amounts of walking. Accommodations may be able to made for individuals with physical limitations. If accommodations are needed, contact the Opportunity Coordinator prior to the event to make sure you receive a role that works for your physical ability.

  • Note: There will be a panel room with Spanish programming. Please notify the Opportunity Coordinator if you speak Spanish. 

About HandsOn San Diego

HandsOn San Diego's mission is to strengthen communities through volunteer action. We believe that when individuals are actively engaged, communities are stronger.

Adult Education, Children & Youth Education
Families, Visitors & Travelers
Event Organizing,Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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