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Calling all volunteers!


Are you a teen in grades 6 through 12 who thinks authors are rock stars? Or perhaps, you are a college student or adult who loves to make magic happen?

If so, come help us make the Thirteenth Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival an experience to remember! We need over 300 volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly.

This year’s Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Nazareth College. Every year, this free one-day community event connects thousands of teens with award-winning authors from across the country.

Each volunteer will be assigned to work a minimum of a two-hour shift. Volunteers are needed to serve as author assistants, festival greeters, festival guides, and sales assistants in the TBF merchandise area. Those volunteers available all day may apply to serve as author assistants, but these positions are very limited.

Apply now! We’d love to have you join the TBF team!

All volunteers must attend a mandatory training session at Nazareth College on Tuesday evening, May 15th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. We will email you details about this training along with your volunteer assignment. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from this mandatory training and the festival itself.

Volunteer Registration will be open for several weeks.

Don’t be a fool! Forms should be completed no later than Sunday, April 1st. Any volunteers registered after this date will fill remaining empty slots. 

If you have questions, send us a message.


Design Contests

We have three design contests for TBF 2018.  Use your creativity to develop a cover for our official TBF Festival Program, Limited Edition T-Shirt, and a TBF Theme Song! Winners in each category will be recognized during the opening session at TBF and be invited to attend the TBF Author Welcome Dinner the Friday before TBF.  Deadline for submission is March 17, 2018. For more details and official rules, click here


TBF relies on fund-raisers, donors, and sponsors to keep the event FREE to attend. 

If your group is interested in holding a fund-raiser on behalf of TBF, we would love to hear from you! In the past groups have held bottle & can drives, read-a-thons, dress down days, etc. 

TBF also participates in the George Eastman Museum Photo Finish 5K and ROC the Day.

Join us for a fund-raising event or plan your own! For more information contact us: fundraise@teenbookfest.org