Volunteer Info

Volunteer Opportunities

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Setup Volunteer

Mid-South Book Festival setup volunteers will assist Literacy Mid-South staff with setting up discussion rooms and vendor areas in Playhouse on the Square, the Circuit Playhouse, and on Cooper Avenue.

Some heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs) may be required.

Playhouse on the Square Volunteer

Playhouse on the Square Volunteers will be stationed inside Playhouse on the Square during the Mid-South Book Festival. These volunteers will serve as guides and provide information for Mid-South Book Festival Attendees. Each volunteer will be stationed at a different position: Box Office Lobby, Coat Check, and Rear Lobby.

Author Liaison Volunteer

Author Liaison Volunteers will be stationed on the second floor of Playhouse on the square in the Author VIP area. These volunteers will be responsible for keeping festival attendees out of the author VIP area, as well as for providing refreshments and guidance to authors. Each volunteer will be stationed at a different position: Bouncer and Author Liaison.

Street Fair Volunteer

Street Fair Volunteers will be stationed at the street fair on Cooper Avenue between Union and Monroe. These volunteers will be responsible for directing festival attendees and providing guidance to vendors. They will also provide assistance in the children’s area of the street fair. Each volunteer will be stationed at a different position: Welcome Volunteer (Union Avenue), Children’s Area Volunteer, Floater.

Circuit Playhouse Volunteer

Circuit Playhouse Volunteers will be stationed inside the Circuit Playhouse during the Mid-South Book Festival. These volunteers will serve as guides and provide information for Mid-South Book Festival Attendees. Each volunteer will be stationed at a different position: Foyer Volunteer, and Floater.

Playhouse on the Square Main Stage Volunteer

Main Stage Discussion Room volunteers will be stationed in the Playhouse on the Square Main Stage. They will be responsible for counting the number of festival attendees in each room, ensuring that festival attendees have proper seating and water, and for making sure that sound levels and equipment are all in order. Each volunteer will serve in a different role: Room Leader and Sound Volunteer.

Playhouse on the Square Ballet Room Volunteer

Ballet Room Discussion Room volunteers will be stationed in the Playhouse on the Square Ballet Room. They will be responsible for counting the number of festival attendees in each room, ensuring that festival attendees have proper seating and water, and for making sure that sound levels and equipment are all in order. Each volunteer will serve in a different role: Room Leader and Sound Volunteer.

Circuit Playhouse Main Stage Volunteer

Main Stage Discussion Room volunteers will be stationed in the Circuit Playhouse Main Stage. They will be responsible for counting the number of festival attendees in each room, ensuring that festival attendees have proper seating and water, and for making sure that sound levels and equipment are all in order. Each volunteer will serve in a different role: Room Leader and Sound Volunteer.

Circuit Playhouse Memphian Room Volunteer

Memphian Room Discussion Room volunteers will be stationed in the Circuit Playhouse Memphian Room. They will be responsible for counting the number of festival attendees in each room, ensuring that festival attendees have proper seating and water, and for making sure that sound levels and equipment are all in order. Each volunteer will serve in a different role: Room Leader and Sound Volunteer.