. . .Dozens of Authors
. . .Thousands of Readers
. . .All At One Event
ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
24-26, 2013 - 6th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014
The National Black Book Festival (NBBF)
is in need of volunteers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October
24-26, 2013. 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, 2013 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 Festival
on both days (not to ticketed events, except for event
- Free NBBF T-Shirt
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 three Festival eating
events (Welcome to Houston Reception on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast on Friday morning at 8:00 a.m.
; Saturday 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.
- Information Desk
Attendants (2): Assist Festival attendees with inquiries,
- Media Room/Media Table
Attendants (2): Sign in media reps and give them their
badges. Assist with on-site radio interviews for
- Bookstore Assistants
(2): Assist with on-site NBBF book selling area.
- 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.
- Book Launch Party
Assistant (2): Assist authors who have book launch parties
with locating their areas, making them comfortable, make sure launch
parties start on time, end on time and area is cleared.
- Featured Author Escort
(2): Assist featured authors with locating room where their
session will be held, making them comfortable, etc.
If you are interested in
volunteering, please send an e-mail to
email@example.com and provide the following
- Your Name
- Your phone number (cell
- Days and hours you are
available to volunteer
- Desired volunteer position(s).
Please list 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.
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