Los Angeles Times Festival of Books


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Sat Apr 21, 2018 09:00 AM - Sun Apr 22, 2018 06:00 PM


Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC3540 South Figueroa StreetLos Angeles, CA 90007


The Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: Bring together the people who create books and the people who love to read them. The Festival was an immediate success and has become Southern California's major literary event. The 2018 Festival will be held on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 at the University of Southern California and we would love to have you join us as a volunteer.

Last year over 150,000 people attended the Festival, which featured more than a hundred ticketed author events, children’s storytelling, poetry readings, book signings and more than 400 exhibitor booths. The Festival’s success has been due in part to the generous participation of volunteers who welcomed attendees, assisted with registration, staffed author events, supervised book signings and much more.

Time Commitment: Volunteers sign up for one or more 3-4 hour shifts on one or both days.


  • The majority of volunteer activities require being on your feet for most of your shift.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and khaki or beige pants or shorts.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. We will accept volunteers aged 15-17 if they are volunteering alongside their parent or guardian. Volunteers cannot have children under the age of 15 with them during their shift.

Benefits: Volunteers will receive free parking, shuttle service from the parking lot and lunch. Â We will provide t-shirts for volunteers to wear and keep after the event.

*Please sign up as soon as possible as space fills up quickly and the final deadline for pre-registering as a volunteer is April 7, 2018.

After you express interest in this opportunity, we will send you further instructions on how to complete your volunteer registration.


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 or more three to four hour shifts.

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