To Volunteer
To volunteer send an email to cmlitfest@gmail.com and put
“Volunteer” in the subject field. Specify how you can
pitch in to make this wonderful event happen each year.

Here are ways you can help:

Be A GREETER at the Town Center:
Needed Skills:
Friendly attitude
Preparation:
Become familiar with the Carolina Mountains
Literary Festival’s events and venue locations.
Attend the volunteer orientation at 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, September 10, at the Yancey Public
Library.
Responsibilities:
Hand out programs.
Answer questions about venue locations, programs,
book signings, etc.
Register people for the workshops or banquet.
Accept evaluations.
Have people sign-in. (For grant purposes to
collect numbers and data on where people come
from.)

Be A SESSION COORDINATOR

Rewards:
Personally meeting the author of your
chosen/assigned event.
Gratitude from the authors, the community, and the
attendees.
Needed Skills:
Friendly attitude
Good speaking and reading voice
Preparation:
Read about the person you are introducing. Go to
the author page at cmlitfest.org.
Become familiar with the Carolina Mountains
Literary Festival’s events.
Responsibilities:
Attend the volunteer orientation on Thursday,
September 10, 6:00 p.m. at the Yancey Public Library
Wear volunteer nametag — it will be provided.
Check in at the Town Center Welcoming Table 30
minutes prior to your event to:
…check for schedule changes
…pick up evaluation forms
Be at your assigned session location 15 minutes
prior to the scheduled event.
Check out the location of the bathrooms at your
event and ask if author needs anything, e.g., water
Start on time – ask audience to be seated, and to
turn off cell phones.
Introduce author – bio will be provided ahead of time
Count the number of people in audience and record
on evaluation form.
Thank author for speaking and the audience for
attending.
Fill out session evaluation based on your
impression of the session’s success and audience’s
response – Hand in at the Town Center
registration desk