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Gaithersburg Book Festival Volunteers Needed

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Volunteers Needed



Sign up for a day full of books, authors, and fun!

Saturday, May 18, 2024! The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an enormous undertaking that would not be possible without the generous assistance of numerous volunteers. We have many volunteer opportunities associated with putting on this world-class event.

Please see the job descriptions below, and if you are interested is helping, fill out the Volunteer Sign-up Form by clicking the link below. SSL and PAU hours are available.

Please note the following two requirements for volunteering at GBF:

  • You must be age 16 or older 
  • You must attend a volunteer training in early May (multiple session options will be offered)

If you have questions about volunteering, please email Kathleen Benson at kathleen.benson@gaithersburgmd.gov



  •  Help set up, maintain and clean up site
  •  Assist manager with preparing stage/tent for each presentation
  •  Manage seating/Q&A lines
  •  Other jobs as needed


  • Answer questions about festival activities and locations
  • Help with any problems brought to your attention
  • Retain lost and found items
  • Pass out festival programs


  • Help set up, maintain and clean up site
  • Assist Author with signing, as needed
  • Manage signing line


  • Help set up, maintain and clean up site
  • Assist instructors and attendees as needed


  • Help set up, maintain and cleanup site
  • Assist with activities, as needed
  • Welcome and assist children and families


  •  Relieve volunteers as needed
  •  Must be knowledgeable and flexible to work in any job area

CLICK here to join us!

This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy.  Kudos to those who volunteer their time to make this a successful event. Enjoy your day.

Apr 17, 2024 04:10 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Roy, Hats off to the dedicated volunteers who generously donate their time and energy to make the book festival a success.

Apr 17, 2024 04:27 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I remember as a kid always being excited about the upcoming book fair at my school, so I am not sure when things changed and I no longer got excited about books, haha.

Apr 17, 2024 05:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... I'd certainly volunteer if I lived closer. This is such a great concept for people of all ages.

Apr 17, 2024 05:12 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

If my wife lived there, she would be all over this to help. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Apr 17, 2024 05:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I love this Roy! What a great opportunity and I'll bet you would have fund volunteering too!

Apr 17, 2024 08:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy and great getting the word out for the need for people and 16 and older is great for youth.


Apr 17, 2024 09:40 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I hope Gaithersburg acquires the needed volunteers for their book festival.

Apr 17, 2024 01:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy- What a good community event that everyone can get behind!!!! Thank you to those who volunteer. 

Apr 17, 2024 07:33 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Apr 22, 2024 10:33 AM