NOTE: Due to the uncertainty of the course of the Covid-19 virus over the next several months and the hesitancy of our target demographic to travel to book events in 2021, the 2021 NBBF will be virtual again this year. We will return to our in-person event in 2022.  

However, following is information regarding our usual, in-person event.


The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is in need of volunteers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 20-22, 2022.  Requirements for volunteers are as follows:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Commit to volunteer a minimum of 4 consecutive hours on Thursday, Friday or Saturday (Oct. 20-22, 2022)
  • Sign up as a volunteer by October 15, 2022 and request volunteer position desired
  • Agree to accept assigned position, which will be designated by NBBF on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Agree to act in a professional and respectful manner at all times
  • Become familiar with Festival layout and schedule

Benefits for volunteers:

  • Free admission to one Festival eating event (The eating event must be attended AFTER the volunteer hours have been completed.)
  • Free NBBF T-Shirt
  • Meet and interact with well-known and new authors from across the U.S.

The number of volunteers needed per day, for each position, is included in parenthesis:

  • Event Hostesses (3):  Greet and sign in attendees at one of the four Festival eating events (Welcome to Houston Reception on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.; Get Acquainted Breakfast on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.; Networking Breakfast on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Greeters (6):  Greet Festival guests as they arrive, pass out NBBF newspapers, and direct them to appropriate locations
  • Runners (2):  Run errands on-site for Festival coordinators. Will be needed on all three days.
  • Security Aides (4):  Assist with maintaining traffic flow, keeping aisles clear, reporting any disturbances, etc.
  • Seminar Monitor (2):  Assist with seminar schedule, direct seminar participants to room, make sure that seminars start on time, end on time and room is cleared between each seminar.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online volunteer registration form here: http://bit.ly/32wm6iY

You will be notified via e-mail regarding the day and time of your assignment and the position you are assigned.  Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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