Join us to help promote early literacy and inspire children to read. Volunteer at the Ohio History Center’s Storybook Village event, where children’s favorite characters from popular kids’ books and television programs magically come to life!
This year Storybook Village is exploring the rich history of Heroes and Villains in folklore from around the world. While traversing Ohio Village, families will encounter familiar faces like Cinderella and Prince Charming, but also some new villains like Peter Pan’s Captain Hook and the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland.
This event provides early literacy and school-readiness resources and fun activities by WOSU Public Media, library card sign-ups by the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and book check-outs through the Bookmobile and more.
Volunteers help make this day magical for each and every child. Saturday, June 9 from 9am-5pm. Various Positions needed.
Village Line Managers-help direct lines in the village buildings, activity stations and costume character locations, find cut off points, engage and direct visitors as needed
Admission-entry line management (greet, engage and help direct visitors to proper lines, answer basic questions about event)
Activity Facilitators-staff activities throughout the village, interact with kids and families
No experience necessary. Ability to read and understand basic text. Comfortable working with large crowds.
Saturday, June 9 from 9am-5pm
Available to work at least 3 hour shifts
You will be working in an outdoor historic village. Will likely include engagement with small children and their parents.
May require lifting of a few small books.
16 and up
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Public Speaking
- Youth Services
- General Education
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training