Get involved


Volunteers are an important part of the success of our festival! We welcome volunteers before, during and after the festival to help in a number of ways, including site coordination, event set-up and tear-down, registration, communications, marketing and miscellaneous help. Volunteers are required to sign up for a minimum of four hours. If you're interested in volunteering with the festival, please fill out and return the Volunteer Form (PDF).  (Also available in Word format (WORD) )   

Download forms, complete, and return by:

1. Email to 

2. Postal mail to: "ATTN—Sue Hinkel, Volunteer Coordinator, St. Louis Storytelling Festival, 4207 Lindell Blvd., Ste 400, St. Louis, MO 63108"


Your gift will ensure this festival continues to grow. Funds will be used to bring in additional acclaimed storytellers and increase the number of venues hosting activities. Your support will ensure that the attendee cost  remains free or minimal so that people in the community can continue to learn and be entertained through this special opportunity.

To  make a tax-deductible gift or donation to the festival, there are several options:

1. Visit the St. Louis Storytelling Festival Give Direct page for an easy online donation option.

2.  Call 314-266-4833 to provide donation information over the phone, or to inquire about employer matching through your workplace. 

3. Mail a check, made out to "University of Missouri Extension," to:    

     MU Extension, Office of Advancement–St. Louis Storytelling Festival

     109 Whitten Hall

     Columbia, MO 65211

Regional storytellers

If you're a local storyteller who is interested in becoming a regional teller at future St. Louis Storytelling Festival events, please contact Lisa Overholser or complete this Regional Storyteller Information Form (download and complete) and submit to: Lisa Overholser, SLSF Director, 4207 Lindell Blvd., Ste. 400, St. Louis, MO 63108. For 2017, applications must be submitted by Dec. 5, 2016! To be considered for a future festival, feel free to submit the form or contact Lisa Overholser at any time. 


If you're interested in getting St. Louis Storytelling Festival events at your school or scheduling a field trip for your students to attend the festival, please contact Lisa Overholser, or download and complete this Session Request Form. For the 2017 Festival, please return completed forms by Dec. 20, 2016 for your best chances to be included in the schedule!