We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our programming and development. See the descriptions below and follow the directions, under each group, on how you can volunteer.
Organizer: Responsible for securing the venue and artists, assigning a host and make arrangements for equipment and materials. Some responsibilities may be delegated to the board. Must be 21 years of age or older.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP ORGANIZE EVENTS, PLEASE FILL OUT AN ORGANIZER SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE
Host: Serves as the emcee for the event and is also responsible for bringing and setting up all relevant equipment and materials (all provided by the organizer). This may also include audio equipment (portable speaker, microphone and microphone stand) depending on the venue, as well as any merchandise or collateral to display for the artists or venue. If chapbooks or other merchandise is being sold they will also be responsible for being the point of sale (equipment provided). Some responsibilities may be delegated to the co-host (see below). Limited to ages 17+ (some events may require you to be 21+)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A HOST, PLEASE FILL OUT A HOST SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE.
Co-host: The co-host is required to attend the event as a back-up host and should bring material to serve as a back-up reader as well if needed. They assist the host in setting up and typically assume some of the host duties such as setting up the collateral table and serving as point of sale during the event. If a co-host is assigned to an event the host should co-ordinate with the co-host to assign their responsibilities. All responsibilities not delegated to the co-host will be assumed by the host. Limited to ages 17+ (some events may require you to be 21+)
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A CO-HOST, PLEASE FILL OUT OUR "CONTACT US" FORM AND WE WILL REACH OUT TO YOU.
Promotion: Promoters are responsible for distributing flyers and posters. Ideally they will reach out to venues in their area for possible promotion but can work with the organizer or board for assistance. No age limit but under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21+
Development: Development volunteers will reach out to local business to solicit a sponsorship and contributions. This can be done in concert with promotion. Must be 18 years of age or older
FOR PROMOTION OR DEVELOPMENT PLEASE FILL OUT OUR "CONTACT US" FORM AND TELL US OF YOUR INTEREST IN EITHER GROUP.
Facilitator: A facilitator is someone who will lead a small group such as a workshop, poetry club or reading group. This will vary depending on the program but all format and scripting will be provided so there will be little to no advance preparation needed. If you would like to prepare a program or workshop please let us know and we will work with you to produce it. Must be 18 years or older
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A FACILITATOR or TEACHER FOR ONE OF OUR WORKSHOPS, PLEASE FILL OUT OUR FACILITATOR SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE.