We are lucky to have many devoted folks who return year after year to help us make the Festival run smoothly, and we are always looking for new people to join our team.

How do I volunteer?

Volunteer applications will open for the 2025 Children's Literature Festival in January 2025. If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Shaw directly at clfvol@ucmo.edu with any questions.

What do our Festival volunteers do?

The majority of our volunteers serve as Author/Illustrator Ambassadors. As an Author/Illustrator Ambassador, you will:

What's the day like?

You will meet your author by 8:45am and then accompany him or her to the assigned presentation room. Typically, you will assist an author with two sessions, return to the library for lunch, then assist with one or two more afternoon sessions. Your day usually ends between 2:30pm-3:00pm.


Volunteers are needed for Monday, March 10th and Tuesday, March 11th. Volunteers can work for one or both days.

Why should I?


If you have any questions about volunteering, contact:

Kirsten Shaw
Festival Volunteer Coordinator