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Get Involved at The Festival

Event Details

  • Date & Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Location: Capital Square, Downtown Des Moines (DSM)


Join the DSM Book Festival team today! The DSM Book Festival would not be possible without dedicated volunteers. With a variety of opportunities, you can volunteer by yourself or with a group. Whatever you choose, there is a job for you. You will receive a free Festival t-shirt to wear during your shift.

Register here to join the Festival volunteer team. For more information, contact:

Emily Lyon  |  Program Manager
(515) 286-4946

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Event Setup Assistant
  • Information Booth Assistant
  • Program Assistant
  • Event Tear-Down Assistant

Important Volunteer Information

  • You must be at least 16 years old when you report to your shift.
  • If you are unable to fulfill your shift, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can give another volunteer the opportunity to help.
  • Make sure you wear comfortable clothing.
  • You are responsible for all personal items. Please make sure items are carried with you during your shift.

The Festival volunteer program is sponsored by Meredith Corporation.


The DSM Book Festival wouldn't be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. For more information about how you can support this engaging community celebration, contact: 

Colleen Murphy  |  Downtown Events Director
(515) 286-4915

Media Inquiries

Courtney Shaw  |  Vice President of Communications, Greater Des Moines Partnership
(515) 286-4919

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors



Media Sponsors

This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.