Book Festival 2018 Call to Volunteers!

June 29, 2017

BookFest New Date is: May 12, 2018!

74% of volunteers who participated in a survey said they wanted to try the 2nd weekend in May to avoid the conflict with Comic-Con. Thank you for lending your voice to the discussion!


Coordinator Support (someone interested in possibly taking over as coordinator/co-coordinator after Laura)

  • Familiarizing themselves with all aspects of the festival

  • Being cc'd on most Coordinator emails to allow them to see what is involved and also to keep them abreast of all major activities

  • Brainstorm fresh ideas for all aspects of festival with the Coordinator

  • Assists in connecting with other committee members

  • Chairs meetings in the event that the Coordinator is absent

Publicity Lead

  • Coordinates graphic design for brochures, posters, bookmarks, billboards, signs

  • Coordinates social media efforts 

  • Writes & Oversees Press Releases, Ads and radion & tv spots or coordinates this with the manager of this area if we have one

  • Brainstorms Promotional contests

  • Ensures website updates happen in a timely fashion

Support for Site Lead

  • Help with bookings, creating Site Schedule, Creating Host packages, etc

  • Helps organize volunteers for the day

  • Connects with lunchtime activity providers as needed

  • Acts as contact for lunchtime entertainment and activities on festival day

Social Media Manager

  • Handles postings to Twitter & FB

  • Updates Cover Photos, etc

  • Finds opportunities to connect with & promote past & current presenters 

  • Finds opportunities to connect with community players

  • Advertises on social media under direction from Publicity Lead

  • Not required to be at meetings

Presenter Committee Support 

  • Provides admin support to the Presenter committee

  • Document Creation and dissemination

  • Not required to be at meetings unless Committee Leads feel it is necessary

FYI this isn't necessarily permanent. We will see how it goes and re-evaluate at the wrap-meeting next year. NEW! Coordinator Email:


Vancouver Island Children's Book Festival

c/o Literacy Central Vancouver Island

19 Commercial Street

Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G3


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