Orange County Children’s Book Festival


Volunteer for the OCCBF!

Be a part of the Orange County Children’s Book Festival team and join the fun! We are always looking for volunteers year round and during the Festival for set-up and break-down.  Join us for a fun and rewarding day.  You’ll make new friends and make a difference in the lives of young readers and families alike.

Prior to the Festival
The Festival has an organizing committee of wonderful people that love children, reading and literacy.  We conduct our meetings via telephone conference call and as the Festival date nears we met in person on the campus of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.

  • Organizing committee
  • Chair positions
  • Counting and stuffing of book markers for OC schools and libraries
  • Telephone calling
  • Mail stuffing
  • Festival marketing posters and bookmark deliveries to schools and local businesses.
  • Children’s nonprofit contacts and literacy programs research
  • Exhibitor support

The second need for volunteers is during the Festival.  There are lots of openings for participation on many levels and abilities.   We welcome everyone’s help!

We welcome Service Clubs, Trade Association, Chambers of Commerce, and Churches, school groups, Scouts, seniors and individuals.

Student Service Club Volunteers
High School and College Students

Sign Up Now to help at the
OC Children’s Book Festival!


Day Before & Day Of The Festival
September 26 & 26, 2020

  • Specific jobs and times are listed.
  • Sign ups on a first come, first served basis.
  • Volunteers get a Festival T-shirt.
  • Receive a Volunteer Certificate.


Bookmark Sorting for OC Schools
Saturday, 8/29/20

  • Two timeslots available.
  • Prepare promotional materials for OC Schools.
  • Receive a Volunteer Certificate.


Adult Volunteers

Contact: Tyler Holcomb –

Donate Books at the Festival

In addition to the Orange County Children’s Book Festival there are other volunteering opportunities …

  • Kids READ!
    • Throughout the year, we collect and distribute new and gently used books to children in need (Title I schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, Children’s Hospitals, and community centers).  

Volunteers are needed to help sort the books by
age group and to help with delivery.  

Contact:  Barry Ackerman, Director