Volunteer for Upcoming Special Events!

We are seeking volunteers for the Non-Fiction Comics Festival on November 17, 18 and 19, 2023 

General Requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age; 
  • Commit to at least one three-hour shift;
  • Attend a mandatory 25-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.

Nov. 17th: 1 Open Position.  4hr shift

Nov. 18th: 1 Open Positions. 8hr shift

Nov. 19th: 1 Open Positions. 6hr shift

 

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.

Nov 17th: 10 Open Positions, 3hr shift late afternoon and after library close

Nov 18th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift morning

Nov 19th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift morning and late afternoon

 

Programming Volunteers 

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

Nov 18th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift 

Nov 19th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift 

 

Workshop Volunteers 

Volunteers direct attendees to workshop rooms, ensures workshops run smoothly and on time. 

Nov 19th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift 

 

AV Volunteers

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

Nov 18th: 1 Open Positions

Nov 19th: 1 Open Position
 

Greeters

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. 2 shifts, 4hrs.

Nov 18th: 6 Open Positions

Nov 19th: 6 Open Positions

 

Exhibitor Happiness Volunteers

Volunteers check in with exhibitors throughout the day to make sure their needs are met. Deliver water bottles and snacks, collect trash, watch exhibitor tables during panels or breaks. Prior convention tabling experience preferred. 2 shifts, 4hrs.

Nov 18th: 6 Open Positions

Nov 19th: 6 Open Positions

 

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

The Library will be closed for Library Services on Tuesday, March 5 for Town Meeting Day.

The building will be open as a polling location.