Volunteer for Upcoming Special Events!

We are seeking volunteers for the Green Mountain Book Festival on September 29, September 30 and October 1, 2023 

General Requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age; 
  • Commit to at least one three-hour shift;
  • Attend a mandatory 30-minute briefing session in advance of the festival

Please read volunteer descriptions below and apply to volunteer here!


Volunteers will be needed for the following positions:


Day-of Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer liaisons between FFL contact, Barbara Shatara, and volunteers throughout the festival.  Previous experience with event coordination is preferred but not required. Knowledge of audio-visual systems would be helpful.

Sept. 30th: 2 Open Positions. 2, 4hr shifts

October 1st: 2 Open Positions. 2, 4hr shifts


Event Set-up Volunteers

Volunteers set up rooms for exhibitors, lectures, panel discussions and other events.  Ability to lift chairs and folding tables is required.

Sept 29th: 8 Open Positions, 3hr shift late afternoon and after library close

Sept. 30th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift morning

Oct 1st: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift morning; 2hr shift late afternoon


Programming Volunteers 

Volunteers announce programming throughout the day, directs attendees to programming rooms, ensures programming runs smoothly and on time.

September 30th: 16 Open Positions, 2hr shifts

Oct 1st: 8 Open Positions, 2hr shifts


AV Volunteers

Volunteer helps setup AV for authors/speakers. Knowledge of computers and Audio-Visual equipment required. 4hr shifts

Sept. 30th: 2 Open Positions

Oct 1st: 1 Open Position


Volunteers welcome people attending the festival and provide guidance to help them find the programs they want to attend. Provide general directions to areas of the Library. 

Sept. 30th: 4 Open Positions, 2hr shifts

Oct 1st: 4 Open Positions, 2hr shifts


Questions? Please contact Barbara Shatara at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov

The Youth Department will be open for Limited Services Saturday, September 30 & Sunday October 1. Full details here.