Get Involved

We are looking for local people of all ages, interests and backgrounds to get involved in Todmorden Book Festival. More than 40 events will take place across Todmorden from 1-9 November. 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:

➢ Bookselling
➢ Developing an online evaluation form
➢ Distributing programmes
➢ Helping set up the venues
➢ Managing the roaming mics during Q&A sessions
➢ Selling refreshments
➢ Supporting community events
➢ Stewarding events
➢ Collecting and typing up 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.

We are holding a Festival Briefing session on Saturday 14 September at 10am at Todmorden Library, where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the Festival team and find out more about volunteering at Todmorden Book Festival. We hope all volunteers will attend the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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