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Get Involved

We are looking for local people of all ages, interests and backgrounds to get involved in Todmorden Book Festival. Our events couldn’t happen without the support of our volunteers who ensure the smooth running of the Festival.

We are looking for volunteers to take on the following roles:


  • Distributing programmes
  • Helping set up the venues
  • Checking tickets
  • Stewarding events
  • Managing the roaming mics during Q&A sessions
  • Supporting community events
  • Bookselling
  • Selling refreshments
  • Collecting feedback cards
  • Attending events as a ‘critical friend’

All events will have a lead event organiser who will be present throughout the event (this may be the author for community events). Volunteers will be admitted free to the event they are helping with and will receive regular news updates on what’s happening at the Festival.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please request and complete our volunteer form. If you would like more information, please contact