Volunteer Positions

In-Office Volunteer

Location: The Humanities CouncilSC, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 203, Columbia, SC 29204.

Attire: Casual

Duties: Helping office staff with mailings, name tags, answering the phone, creating signage and displays, event registration, and returning phone calls about the event.

Dates/Shifts: We need help with these tasks for about 5 hours a week starting in April 2015! As the festival approaches, we will need volunteers more frequently during our regular office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please call the office to arrange a time: 803-771-2477, or we will contact you directly to coordinate.

Sign Up:
Please click here to register online
or download & complete the 2015 Volunteer Registration Form
and return to our office via fax at (803) 771 2487 or mail to PO Box 5287, Columbia SC 29250.


SCBook Festival “Street Team” Volunteer

Location: Anywhere you live, across the state!

Attire: Casual

Duties: Passing out Book Festival promotional posters and bookmarks in establishments near where you live: the public library and branches, book stores, specialty stores, community centers, etc. We especially need help from people who live outside of Columbia. We will mail you the materials for you to distribute in your community. Please send us a list via email of places where materials were posted as soon as placement is made: tjwallace@schumanities.org.

If you are part of a professional organization, book club, community group, etc., please consider mentioning the SCBook Festival to that group and distributing bookmarks to them.

Dates/Shifts: We need help with this task any time in April through May 2015. Once you receive the materials, you can distribute them at your convenience.

Sign Up:
Please click here to register online
or download & complete the 2015 Volunteer Registration Form
and return to our office via fax at (803) 771 2487 or mail to PO Box 5287, Columbia SC 29250.


Event Set-Up and Breakdown

Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street in the Vista), Exhibit Hall on the lower level (check in at the Information Booth in the concourse)

Attire: Casual with Volunteer t-shirt; comfortable shoes recommended!

Dates/Shifts:

  • Friday, May 15, 2015: 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM (any amount of time you can give)
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015: 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM

Duties:

  • Assist with checking exhibitors in and giving them their information packets
  • Assist with directing exhibitors to booths
  • Assist with loading/unloading cars, trucks, etc.
  • Specific instructions will be given to you upon arrival
  • You will be moving around a lot so comfortable footwear and good mobility are key!

Sign Up:
Please click here to register online
or download & complete the 2015 Volunteer Registration Form
and return to our office via fax at (803) 771 2487 or mail to PO Box 5287, Columbia SC 29250.


Children’s Fieldtrip Day

Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, 29201. (Downtown in the Vista)

Attire: Casual with volunteer t-shirt

Duties: The duties include setting up for the children to arrive, greeting the children and directing them to presentation rooms, and handing out books and other goodies to the children as they depart.

Dates/Shifts: We need at least six volunteers to fill the shift below.

Friday, May 15, 2015: 8:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Sign Up:
Please click here to register online
or download & complete the 2015 Volunteer Registration Form
and return to our office via fax at (803) 771 2487 or mail to PO Box 5287, Columbia SC 29250.


SCBook Festival 2015: Event Volunteers

Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, 29201. (Downtown in the Vista)

Attire: Comfortable Business Casual. We will provide a t-shirt for you, so please wear a top that allows for a t-shirt over it, or be prepared to change. Comfortable shoes are especially useful.

Duties: There duties are mostly physically light and social. Please see below for a more thorough list of jobs available during the Festival.

Dates/Shifts:
Saturday, May 16, 2015: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM | 1:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015: 11:15 AM – 2:20 PM | 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Jobs:

  1. Room Monitor
  2. Greeter
  3. Information desk (merchandise sales/general festival information)
  4. Errand Runner/Presenter Escort
  5. Signing Table Volunteer
  6. Children’s Stage Volunteer

Sign Up:
Please click here to register online
or download & complete the 2015 Volunteer Registration Form
and return to our office via fax at (803) 771 2487 or mail to PO Box 5287, Columbia SC 29250.