Volunteers checking in at the 2023 festival

Volunteering at the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University offers a unique opportunity for individuals to contribute to the vibrant tapestry of this literary celebration. By lending a helping hand, volunteers become integral to the seamless execution of the event, ensuring its success and leaving a lasting impact on the festival and our community. 

Save the date: Thursday, March 27 - Saturday, March 29, 2025

Volunteers will receive a book festival shirt, meals during shift(s), and a chance to meet some of the 150+ authors. 

At the festival, volunteers generally serve in 4-hour shifts in a variety of capacities including: 

  • Signing Assistant
  • Usher/Line Manager
  • Reserved Seating Manager
  • Info Booth Assistant
  • Festival Runner
  • Family Day

Volunteer sign-up will be available in the weeks leading up to the 2025 festival.