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Join the fun and help bring Bookfest to our community!

Open Volunteer Positions

In 2021, the Bookfest's committee is looking for :


Role Description: Makes contact with SD68 Teachers-Librarians and teachers

  • Presents Bookfest at D-PAC meetings

  • Presents Bookfest and lineup at PD-day meetings

  • Informs about presenters

  • Promotes registration and reminds of deadlines

  • Is the contact liaison when TLs or teachers have questions about the presentations contents

About Our Organization

Our organization is run by volunteers! Our team is led by one or two coordinators with the rest of the volunteers falling under the umbrella of one of the following committees:

  • Finance Committee

  • Publicity & Promotions Committee

  • Site Committee

  • Presenters Committee

  • Volunteer Committee

  • Social Events Committee

  • Information Committee

  • Outreach Committee

Join Our Volunteer Email List

If you are a volunteer or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please sign up for our volunteer newsletter to hear meeting details and find out about new volunteer opportunities.

No obligation. Just information. You can unsubscribe at anytime.


How to Volunteer

We would love to chat with you about what volunteer options might be of interest to you.

To find out more (with no obligation) you can:

Sign up to receive our volunteer emails and be the first to find out when new positions open up!

Volunteer Meetings

Our meetings are obligation free and are a great way to get a feel for the festival, how we operate and what volunteer options might work best for you. Come by and chat with us!


Where: Harbourfront Branch of The Vancouver Island Regional Library (upstairs meeting room)


When: Typically on the 2nd Monday of every month. From 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Upcoming Meetings: Mar 9th, Apr 6th

Types of Volunteers

At Bookfest, we want our volunteers to find the perfect fit for them within the organization. That’s why we have two types of volunteer work for you to consider:



These are volunteers who are interested in working with one (or more!) committees and can commit to attending most meetings.



This group of volunteers is best suited to people who don’t know what their available time looks like but would still like to hear about volunteer options as they come up, particularly regarding short-term volunteer jobs. This could include manning an information booth at other events to promote Bookfest, driving authors to school presentations, distributing posters, opportunities for teens or helping out on the day of Bookfest itself.



We have lots of opportunities for pre-teen & teen volunteers to help with BookFest including some of the short-term opportunities listed above in our ‘Casual Volunteer’ section. We also have a wonderful opportunity for youths to participate in the festival as “Bookies”. Bookies work in pairs and help with set-up and take-down before and after the festival. During the day, they look after a specific presenter and assist during presentations by directing attendees, taking tickets, and helping children and families find their places. It’s a great opportunity to spend a day having fun, meet other youth with similar interests and play a positive and active role in your community.

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