Volunteer for Upcoming Special Events!

We are seeking volunteers for the Non-Fiction Comics Festival on November 17, 18 and 19, 2023 

General Requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years of age; 
  • Commit to at least one three-hour shift;
  • Attend a mandatory 25-minute briefing session in advance of the festival

Please read volunteer descriptions below and apply to volunteer here!

Volunteers will be needed for the following positions:


Day-of Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer liaisons between FFL contact, Barbara Shatara, and volunteers throughout the festival.  Previous experience with event coordination is preferred but not required. Knowledge of audio-visual systems would be helpful.

Nov. 17th: 1 Open Position

Nov. 18th: 2 Open Positions. 2, 4hr shifts

Nov. 19th: 2 Open Positions. 2, 4hr shifts


Event Set-up Volunteers

Volunteers set up rooms for exhibitors, lectures, panel discussions and other events.  Ability to lift chairs and folding tables is required.

Oct 14th: 10 Open Positions, 3hr shift late afternoon and after library close

Oct 15th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift morning

Oct 16th: 4 Open Positions, 2 hr shift morning


Programming Volunteers 

Volunteers announce programming throughout the day, directs attendees to programming rooms, ensures programming runs smoothly and on time. 2, 4hr shifts
Oct 15th: 6 Open Positions


Workshop Volunteers 

Volunteers direct attendees to workshop rooms, ensures workshops run smoothly and on time. 2, 3hr shifts.

Oct 16th: 4 Open Positions.


AV Volunteers

Volunteer helps setup AV for authors/speakers. Knowledge of computers and Audio-Visual equipment required. 4hr shifts

Oct 15th: 2 Open Positions

Oct 16th: 1 Open Position


Volunteers welcome people attending the festival and provide guidance to help them find the programs they want to attend. Provide general directions to areas of the Library. 2 shifts, 4hrs.

Oct 15th: 4 Open Positions

Oct 16th: 2 Open Positions


Exhibitor Happiness Volunteers

Volunteers check in with exhibitors throughout the day to make sure their needs are met. Deliver water bottles and snacks, collect trash, watch exhibitor tables during panels or breaks. Prior convention tabling experience preferred. 2 shifts, 4hrs.

Oct 15th: 8 Open Positions


Free Movie Viewing @ The Roxy

Volunteers welcome people attending the free movie viewing of James Spooner’s Afro-Punk Documentary. Pass out programs upon entry and answer questions about NFCF weekend.

Oct 14th: 2 Open Positions


Questions? Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Bolger at abolger@burlingtonvt.gov

The Youth Department will be open for Limited Services Saturday, September 30 & Sunday October 1. Full details here.