Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Thank-you for volunteering for the 20th edition of Hong Kong International Literary Festival, 5-15 November, 2020. Welcome back if you are an old hand, and thank you for joining us if this is your first time volunteering, we are delighted to have your help!
Our volunteer coordinator is Rachel Smith, tel: 6188 7201, email: [email protected]. She is your first point of contact. The Festival team is: Catherine Platt, Director; Ann Barbara Chan, Assistant Manager; Crystal Lau, Events Assistant. You can also send queries to us at [email protected] or call the office on 2877 9770.
Once we have your details we will create a WhatsApp group for easy communication. Rachel will follow up and let you know where to check in at the different venues. When you arrive, check in with Rachel first, pick up your lanyard, and you will be assigned volunteer duties for your time slot. These may include ticketing, ushering, giving directions, venue set up and clean up, helping the tech crew, assisting authors etc. Please note that all volunteers must be 18 or over.
There will be chances to sit in on all or part of events, but please be aware that your volunteer duties may require you to be elsewhere in the venue. So if there are events you particularly want to hear, we recommend you choose another time slot. You can see the full schedule of events on our website festival.org.hk before you commit.
In addition to live events, we have many hybrid events this year, which means a mix of live audiences and online authors. All safety precautions will be taken, but please make sure you are comfortable enough to wear your mask at all times and to be around other people.
Finally, please follow us on social media and help to spread the word. (Facebook @HKILF; Instagram litfest_hk; Twitter litfest_hk) If you know anyone who is interested in sponsoring the festival, or special interest groups who might like to bring people to an event (schools, colleges, senior centers etc) please put them in contact with us.
Thank you in advance for supporting us with your time and energy - we are looking forward to seeing you at the festival!
Rachel and the HKILF Team