Join our Barnes Children’s Literature Festival Family

We are who we are at Barnes because of our volunteers.

The Festival is lovingly led by the original families but it takes a village to stage London’s largest kids’ books event. It just couldn’t happen without the hard work of the more than 130 heroes from every Barnes school, charity and community organisation as well as book lovers from all over who come to help us each year.

Our volunteers are in charge of making sure everybody has a brilliant time in Barnes and there are gazillions of ways you can get involved: from helping our families to find a seat, or an author to find their venue, to setting up and managing events or packing up when the party is over. We’re sure we’ll find just the thing for you. And that you’ll have huge fun too!

And do you want to know the best bit? You’ll get to see our amazing programme for nada!

What are you waiting for? getinvolved@barneskidslitfest.org

PS. Most of our roles are for folk who are over 18 but we have plenty to get stuck into for younger people too so you should still get in touch.