Crossing the Tees Book Festival returns for its eleventh year in June 2024, thanks to a collaboration between the library services across the Tees Valley. The festival includes author events, writing workshops, and our annual short story competition.

What You'll Do: 
  • Duties will vary depending on the event but could include:
  • Assisting in the set up and take down of the event space (this could involve moving tables, chairs etc).
  • Welcoming and guiding attendees
  • Serving refreshments including alcohol (over 18s only).
  • Collecting event evaluation data.
  • Welcoming authors, artists and performers.

Volunteers can specify which events and venues they would like to cover.

Why You'll Love It: 
You'll have fun, meet new people and be part of a team! You'll learn about event management, develop great customer service skills, discover new writers and performers and be at the heart of the Festival. You can attend events free of charge. You'll be helping others have a great time and make the festival a success. You'll connect with and support your community. You'll gain confidence, learn about different career opportunities, and you'll enhance your CV. Once you have signed up to be part of Tees Valley Festivals Volunteering you will receive training in Customer Service and Health & Safety. There will be opportunities for further training in Inclusivity & Accessibility, Working with Children, Digital Capture, Content Creation and Social Media, and Sound and Technical Production. You can also get involved in some exciting creative community art and music workshops which will be running across the Tees Valley. And you can earn, and take part in, the RSA's wonderful new Badge Nation Award Programme.
What We're Looking For: 
Good listening and communication skills. A can do attitude. Responsibility, reliability. Enthusiasm and a smile. Volunteers like you are at the heart of everything we do. Your skills, experience and time help us achieve our aims. If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know and we will be happy to tailor the volunteering opportunity to suit you
Redcar and Cleveland
0 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Customer Service
Interpersonal / Confidence
Phone Interview

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