Do you love books and connecting with fellow book lovers?

Volunteering at the festival may be a perfect fit for you.
If your time is limited, there are still so many ways you can help, even for an hour or two.

The Lakefield Literary Festival depends entirely on volunteers.

We have a volunteer Board, individuals and businesses volunteer as sponsors, Young Writers Contest judges are volunteers, and volunteers perform a host of duties to help the festival weekend run smoothly from start to finish.

Photos courtesy of James Forrester and Andrew Wolf

Just some of the volunteer possibilities

  • Take tickets at the theatre doors on Friday or Saturday evening, or on Saturday afternoon.
  • Help with the Saturday afternoon reception, perhaps (if you have smart serve) serving beer and wine.
  • Help with marketing by sending messages on social media or taking flyers to businesses.
  • Be trained as an author attendant, contacting authors, meeting them when they arrive and helping them feel welcome.
  • Help with parking at the event, pointing drivers to designated spots.
  • Help judge the Young Writers Contest.
  • Help in the Saturday Children’s Tent.
  • Join us on the Board.
  • Help coordinate the volunteers.

Every volunteer is welcome at our Saturday evening volunteer & author party!

We look forward to hearing from you

To volunteer, ask a question, or offer a suggestion, please send us an email.

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