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    Volunteers are vital to the success of our festival!

    Want to volunteer at the 2019 festival? Or bring your group to volunteer? 

    Please sign up to volunteer.

    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 4 hours.

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    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. Your support will ensure that the cost to attendees remains free or minimal so people can continue to learn and be entertained through this special event.

    To make a tax-deductible gift or donation:

    1. Visit the Give Direct page.
    2. Call 314-266-4833 to donate 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
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    Regional storytellers

    Interested in becoming a regional storyteller for the 2020 festival? Accomplished and experienced regional storytellers perform at various sites, including schools and libraries, parks, historic sites, museums and other locations for a variety of ages. Regional storytellers apply, and if accepted, are paid per session. Please sign up here to be considered as a regional storyteller for the 2020 festival, or contact  Lisa Overholser with questions.

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    Schools and other groups

    Would you like to have a storyteller come to your school? Request one or more online or fill out and email us this form (PDF).

    Not a school? Request one or more sessions or fill out and email this form (PDF).