National Book Festival is Seeking Volunteers

Do you love books? Have you ever thought of checking out the National Book Festival? Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer locally?  As we look for ways to get involved with our community, we’d like to advertise this opportunity to volunteer your time with the 22nd Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival.

The 22nd Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, bringing together best-selling authors, illustrators and book lovers from around the world, will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C.

The success of the festival depends on the efforts of more than 1,200 committed volunteers, many of whom return year after year – and we’re happy to announce that volunteer sign-ups are now open. We hope you will join us!  All volunteers must meet five requirements to participate in the festival:

  • be at least 16 years of age as of Saturday, September 3, 2022
  • commit to at least one five-hour shift;
  • attend a mandatory 90-minute virtual briefing session in advance of the festival;
  • pick-up your t-shirt at the Library of Congress in advance of the Festival;
  • sign a Library of Congress Voluntary Services Agreement when you pick up your t-shirt.

The Festival is looking for volunteers to provide wayfinding, distribute programs, act as stage ushers, man information booths and much more.

If you are confident you can meet the criteria outlined above and you wish to be a 2022 volunteer, please click here to complete the registration form (https://www.research.net/r/2022NBFVolunteerRegistration) before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email within 72 hours with complete instructions. If you are unable to access the link to the form, please email nbfvolunteers@loc.gov to apply. In the interest of being green, volunteers will receive volunteer assignments and a Volunteer Briefing Manual by email. 

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