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Tucson Festival of Books still needs volunteers

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Volunteers are needed for Tucson's Festival of Books, taking place on March 15 and 16; this event is the fourth largest book festival in the U.S. and Tucson's festival is volunteer-oriented. 

"Each year the Festival has over 1,500 volunteers with only one paid staff member," said Brenda Viner, the festival's founder in a recent release.

There are still 300 volunteer spots available that range from transporting authors to hotels, to helping in the Children's Area.  Volunteers will be able to choose the time and day they would like to work, beginning with setup on March 14, according to the release.  Each shift is about three hours. 

"We want each volunteer to be able to choose a position they will enjoy because the Festival is all about having fun," said Viner.

"The willingness of our community to volunteer has made it possible for the Festival to donate over $1 million to local literacy programs since its inception," said Viner.  "Tucson is special.  The authors love coming here and rave about our volunteers, the hospitality and the cultural environment."

Those interested in volunteering can see the available positions and sign up at www.TucsonFesitvalofBooks.org and clicking on the volunteer tab. 

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