The Book Festival is not possible without the help of our tireless volunteers.


No day is the same in how VABEXPO impacts our customers, vendors, and exhibitors. But what we can say for certain , with the help of volunteers, VABEXPO is delivering a consistent message of dedicated quality and commitment. With only a handful of staff members supporting our operations, we are dependent upon dedicated volunteers who are sensitive to the needs of our customers.

To ensure a successful event, we need volunteers. We have opportunities available now if you are interested in helping with the planning and coordination of these events. During the festivals we need various volunteers for a range of duties to include: meet and greet, support vendors, event setup, light housekeeping, providing direction to vendors and exhibitors, and security, just to  name a few. Besides that volunteering is a great way to serve the community and have fun at the same time.

If you're interested in getting involved and helping us support our mission, get started by completing the volunteer sign-up form. If you have any questions or looking for a specific opportunity, please email us at [email protected].                                           



                            VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM

                                                 Which Event are you volunteering for? Check all that apply.

                                                  African American Book Festival (Richmond, Va.)     African American Book Festival (Charlotte, NC)    Minority Business Expo! (Richmond, Va.)

                                                  Minority Business Expo! (Charlotte, NC)

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                                                             I am at least 18 years old.

                                                  Are you volunteering for an organization?   Yes   No 

                                                            If yes, what organization?

                                                   Physical limitations:

                                                                          Do you have any physical limitations?  Yes   No 


                                                                          If yes, please explain: 


                                                                           I understand that when I volunteer, my actions are a reflection of myself as well as my organization and/or school.

                                                                           I understand that the festival organizers has a right to screen volunteers, to accept or reject any application, and to place applicants in specific locations based on the needs of the festival.

                                                                           I understand that I will not be paid for my service as a volunteer and I am giving my time freely to the festival.

                                                                           Yes   No