Volunteers Needed

Saturday, September 21st
Chattanooga State   |   9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Chattanooga’s second annual young adult book festival, YA-hoo Fest, will be held on September 21st at Chattanooga State Community College. Presented by Southern Lit Alliance and Chattanooga State Community College’s Writers@Work program, YA-hoo Fest is offered free of charge in celebration of young adult and middle grades literature, the authors who write it, and the readers who love it. A complete schedule, including the festival lineup and additional information about the participating authors, can be found at yahoofest.org.


Volunteers are needed for both morning and afternoon shifts. Positions include:

  • Green Room Attendant

    • Volunteers will help maintain cleanliness of the space, and replenish refreshments as neede​d

  • Photo Booth Attendant

    • Volunteers will maintain organization of the​ space, actively engage attendees, and encourage attendees to hashtag on social media

  • Registration Desk Attendant

    • Volunteers will help check in attendees from the list, collect attendees' contact information, and distribute swag​

  • Book Signing Attendants

    • Volunteers will direct lines and carry post-its and pens for author notes​

  • Panel Moderators

    • Volunteers will introduce authors, ask initial questions, replenish water for author tables, and attend to computer slide shows as necessary

  • Author Drivers

    • Volunteers will help transport authors to and/or from the airport, or transport authors to and from schools. **Drivers needed on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.** ​

  • Traffic Directors

    • Volunteers will be stationed throughout the festival to offer assistance

  • Friday Night/Saturday Morning Ushers

    • Volunteers will assist with direction and seating of event attendees in Humanities Theatre​

  • Table and Tent Set-Up and Break Down

    • Volunteers will help set up and/or break down tables and tents for registration​



If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Lynda LeVan at lynda@solitalliance.org. 



The Arts Building

301 East 11th Street

Suite 301

Chattanooga, TN 37403


(423) 267-1218

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