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.
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.
- 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,
- 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
- 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
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