Fox Cities Book Festival: Connecting writers and readers across our diverse communities.


Volunteers are important to our event; they help our audience connect with the authors and the authors connect to our community.

We welcome your assistance in the following areas:

Room Ambassador

  • Assuring the room is ready for the author
  • Welcoming guests
  • Providing information, directions, maps and programs to attendees
  • Answering festival-related questions
  • Taking attendance
  • Monitoring late entrances, exits, door and hall noises
  • Distributing and collecting evaluation forms and other materials at the end of each program

Book Signing Assistance

  • Helping maintain traffic flow in the book signing area after the presentation
  • Preparing and manage author signing areas
  • Assisting with merchandise and sales if asked

Event Promoter

  • Distributing flyers to local businesses prior to and during the Fox Cities Book Festival
  • Delivering author information to different venues
  • Answering festival-related questions

Author Escort

  • Driving authors to their venues and occasionally to and from the airport
  • Ensuring the author arrives on time with the needed materials

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unable to fulfill my volunteer commitment?2017-03-18T23:31:28-05:00

You will be given a phone number to call and we will try to find a substitute. Often you are working with one or more volunteers in the same shift, so it will not be a problem. However, we expect you to notify the coordinator

Can I volunteer for more than one shift?2017-03-18T23:30:25-05:00

Yes, please do. Try different venues and authors you may have never known to broaden your own tastes in reading.

Where do I put the materials at the end of my shift?2017-03-18T23:29:11-05:00

Return the materials to the main desk unless there is an event following your volunteer time.

Where do I check in?2017-03-18T23:28:14-05:00

Usually you will go to the main desk of the library or the venue to pick up the necessary materials for your designated time and your name tag.

When should I arrive and where do I park?2017-03-18T23:32:14-05:00

You need to be at your venue at least 30 minutes ahead of time. This will allow you enough time to park close to the venue. Most venues have ample parking, but spots do fill up. Be aware that Appleton Public Library uses parking meters and venues in downtown Appleton and Neenah also have parking restrictions.

Sign Up To Volunteer

NOTE: You must be sixteen years of age or older to volunteer for the Fox Cities Book Festival.

Please leave any other questions here

A One-Hour Volunteer Training Session is required. The venue and time of the meeting will be determined, usually two weeks prior to the Book Festival. Once volunteers have registered with the Book Festival using the form below they will receive a letter of confirmation along with more details on how to use the electronic survey to sign up for the venues, dates, and times of their choice.

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