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The San Diego Festival of Books, Saturday, August 26th, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the San Diego Festival of Books. Below you will find information on ways to get involved.

Ways To Volunteer


The main responsibility of the Author Escort is to ensure the Author arrives at their programming safely and on time. In addition, the Escort should be able to answer questions for the Author and assist them during and after their program as needed. Author Escorts should be friendly, professional and able to walk around the event multiple times.


The Stage Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that each program on their schedule starts/ends on time and runs smoothly. With the support of other volunteers, the Stage Coordinator will manage the room, including the flow of attendees and the stage setup. The Stage Coordinator may also gives a brief announcement at the beginning and end of each program.


Program and Venue Support consists of greeting festival attendees, overseeing dedicating parking areas, answering questions, collecting tickets for programs, helping lines move smoothly, assisting with book signings, and working with other volunteers to ensure that each attendee enjoys their experience.


This is your chance to be a friendly, outgoing volunteer that is not shy to speak up and say, "Can I Help You?" You will be welcoming people, directly attendees to the various programming areas, helping answer questions about author check-in, volunteer check-in, and scheduling and general festival questions.

Children’s pavilion

This area is for children and their families and includes activities like performances, reading and crafts. Volunteers in this area will be making sure activities are accessible and running smoothly.

Exhibitors, Vendors and sponsors

The main responsibility is to provide outstanding customer service for our exhibitors and sponsors. You will work closely with them and check in regularly to help with their individual set-up needs.

For questions or to volunteer email us at events@sduniontribune.com

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