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Celebration of Literature - Volunteers

The Somerset Celebration of Literature will be held at the College from Wednesday 14 March to Friday 16 March 2018. The Festival has rightly earned the reputation as one of the most successful and significant events of its kind.

The Somerset Celebration of Literature brings an opportunity for children to see literature and books "come to life", meeting authors, writers and illustrators and attending presentations given by these inspiring and talented people. The College takes on a great atmosphere during this time, and we invite you to share in the spirit of the Festival as a volunteer.

For new parents especially, to be a volunteer will also give you the opportunity to meet and mix with other parents, while contributing to the success of the Festival. Any time you have available to support the Celebration of Literature will be greatly appreciated.

Areas of Assistance:

  • Function Set Up: Assist with setting up for various functions including The Prologue Party, Literary Lunch and the Literary Long Table.

  • Ushering: Responsible for ensuring the venue is set-up for each session, checking tickets and assisting visitors with seating.

  • Transport: Assisting in the transportation of authors to various locations, for example to the airport, accommodation venue, Somerset.

  • Meet and Greet: As the first ‘port-of-call’ for visitors to the College, you will provide assistance in locating venues, facilities (food/toilets, et cetera), as well as a general meet and greet about the Festival and relevant events (handouts will be available).

  • Hardback Café: Located in Towers Quad for the duration of the Festival. Assist in the sale and service of food (snacks/meals), as well as hot and cold refreshments.

  • Festival Bookshop: Located in Towers Quad for the duration of the Festival. Assist in set up, book sales and stocking shelves.

The Festival is a very exciting and fun time. All we ask is an hour or so of your time. We are unable to guarantee areas but will endeavour to accommodate your request.

To volunteer, please complete the online form here. A parent co-ordinator will contact you in the near future to confirm your times and areas.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact