Largest African-American Book Event in the South
FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC FOR AUTHOR EXHIBITS/SEMINARS

October 26-28, 2017, 10th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Venue:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014


  Volunteers

The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is in need of volunteers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26-28, 2017.  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. 26-28, 2017)
  • Sign up as a volunteer by October 15, 2017 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

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 8:00 a.m. ; Power Lunch on Friday at Noon; 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 locations
  • 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, etc.
  • 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 send an e-mail to info@nationalblackbookfestival.com and provide the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your phone number (cell phone preferred)
  • 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 basis.


 

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