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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?

    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.

    To volunteer:

    1. Email Sue Hinkel 
    2. Send a letter via USPS. Attn: Sue Hinkel, volunteer coordinator, St. Louis Storytelling Festival, 4207 Lindell Blvd., Ste. 400, St. Louis, MO 63108
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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 2019 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. You will be paid per session. Please contact Lisa Overholser to be considered as a regional storyteller for the 2019 festival.