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The DSM Book Festival needs volunteers to help with a variety of jobs from event setup, information office and activity support. Volunteers receive a free Festival t-shirt and other benefits.

The DSM Book Festival takes place at Capital Square, 400 Locust Street, Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

2023 Volunteer Sponsor

Bankers Trust Logo

Volunteer Opportunities

Assist in the following areas at The Festival:

  • Information Assistant
  • Author Pavilion & Book Signings
  • Main Stage Assistant
  • Workshop Room Assistant
  • Kids' Room Activities
  • Event Set-up & Tear Down
  • And More! 

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. 

For more information, please contact:

Molly Atkins |  Events Specialist