Essex Book Festival

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What is the role about?

To assist at Essex Book Festival events in July and August 2021 in the following locations:








Great Parndon



South Woodham Ferrers



What will it involve?

· Duties may include ushering, staff refreshments and door duty.

What skills do I need?

What skills and experience do you need?

· An interest in people

· Good communication and people skills

· Love of books and reading is not necessary but would be a bonus

What will you get from volunteering?

· Opportunity to attend Festival events and listen to authors

· Satisfaction of using your skills and experience to give something to the community

· Experience of working at a cultural event

· Chance to develop your experience and skills to enhance your CV


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    The minimum age for this role is 16 years for evening events and 14 for daytime events (volunteers under 16 will need parental permission).
  • Training provided
    You will receive specific training for your volunteering role. This may be shadowing or just talking through what’s involved. There will be support from local library staff
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/02/2021

End Date: 09/02/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

This will be an as and when required role for a limited period of the festival (July and August 2021). Events are taking place in July/August Tuesday – Thursday and will mostly be in the evening for approximately 2 and a half hours. Essex Authors Day is in September on a Saturday for the whole day. The other events are tbc.

Posted for
Essex Libraries

Register your Interest


  • Children
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • No specific interest


  • Local Events
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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