Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Bookmarks cannot accomplish anything without our team of dedicated volunteers! Thank you to everyone who continues to devote their time and energy into making Bookmarks a beneficial organization for our entire community.

Attend one of our upcoming New Volunteer Orientations to learn more about Bookmarks and how you can help! Please contact Jessica Blackstock (, Volunteer and Office Coordinator, for information. 

There are various ways you can get involved with Bookmarks. We have regular meetings for a variety of committees that help to plan Bookmarks' events and activities. We also have opportunities to help with Author Talks and Authors in Schools throughout the year as well as in Bookmarks' nonprofit independent bookstore and gathering place. Please e-mail us if you are interested in learning more about volunteering throughout the year with Bookmarks. We welcome the help and support! 

There are great perks to being a Bookmarks volunteer! Volunteers are the first to know about upcoming events and are the first to sign up to help with certain activities. Volunteers are also invited to our private Opening Reception held the night before the Festival.

All volunteers are required to complete a background check to volunteer with Bookmarks. For FAQs, click here. For more details, contact Ginger Hendricks, Executive Director. 


Bookmarks' Main Characters

We cannot produce the Festival and our author events without the many volunteers who help us. We have 150 Festival volunteers and many additional volunteers (listed below) who help us year round. 

Edie Barrett ~ Betsy Boyd ~ Anne Cannon ~ Jamie Castlebury  ~ Kevin Clary  ~ Brent Clevenger ~ Bill Cowden  ~ Donna Cowden  ~ Corey Daniel ~ Lauren Davis-Fossa ~ Nikki Dobbins ~ Mary Ann Dolister ~ Colleen Edwards ~ Jennifer Filipowski ~ Sadie Filipowski ~ Melissa Graham ~ Jennifer Grosswald ~ Kitty Jordan ~ Molly Keener ~ Nancy Lahey ~ Tim Lahey ~ Sarah Lancaster ~ Janice Lovett ~ Ellen McCullough ~ Steve McCullough ~ Beth Mitchell ~ David Mulder ~ Megan Mulder ~ Philip Mulder ~ Kathy Pounds ~ Barbara Raffaldini ~ Teresa Riggs ~ Vicki Schwartz ~ Lenore Shamey ~ Kathy Shields ~ Ginny Simpson  ~ Lynn Southern ~ Mike Stewart ~ Eleanor Stoller ~ Susan Walker ~ Susan Wiles ~ Tom Williams