Hey Read-A-Thoners! April 21st is fast approaching!

We’ll be rolling out sign-ups next week for April’s ‘thon, but first, we’re going to need some recruits. It takes a lot of manpower to run a successful Read-A-Thon! The more people we have helping, the less time everyone needs to spend, so pretty please, help us out.

There will be committees again this year, but they’re a little different, so take a look:

Cohosting Committee: This is where you get to help us run the Read-A-Thon and keep it running like a great oiled machine. It combines elements of each of the committees, coordinating other committees, and posting during your shift on the actual day of the Read-A-Thon. This ends up being the catch-all committee where all of the questions, concerns, and problems get solved! It’s very fun and very rewarding.
Approximate Hours You’ll Invest: 6-10
When Will You Volunteer? Before, During, & After the Read-A-Thon

Cheerleading Committee: This committee is in charge of rounding up cheerleaders, organizing them, and checking in on them during the Read-A-Thon. If you ask any Read-A-Thon participant, I’ll bet they can tell you how important cheerleaders are. As soon as you hit that point in your reading where you don’t think you can go any longer, a cheerleader comes by and leaves you a comment and makes you laugh, inspires you, or just brightens your day, pushing you through the next hour. Our Read-A-Thon cheerleaders totally rock and we need helpers to organize the troops and help make sure that everyone gets a dose of cheer during the ‘thon. This is not the sign-up to be a cheerleader, though signing up does not prevent you from being a cheerleader. This is more like being a team captain.
Approximate Hours You’ll Invest: 8-10
When Will You Volunteer? Before & During the Read-A-Thon

Mini-Challenges Committee: This committee is in charge of scheduling the mini-challenges so that they make sense. They’re in charge of making sure we have a challenge for every hour, and in charge of making sure that each challenge participant knows when to post and that the cohost has the correct link to the challenge. They’re in charge of helping the mini-challenge hosts come up with great prizes, and in charge of creating the public schedule of mini-challenges so that you guys know when to take the break you need while reading. This is not the sign-up to host a mini-challenge, though signing up does not prevent you from hosting a mini-challenge.
Approximate Hours You’ll Invest: 4-8
When Will You Volunteer? Before & During the Read-A-Thon

Prizes Committee: This committee is in charge of coordinating prizes with publishers, authors, bloggers, and readers. This entails organizing the prize list, and coordinating with cohosts to make sure that the prize list is updated and that each person who wins has an address after the event is over. The committee will then inform prize donors of who and where to send prizes. This time, the prize committee is also in charge of Prize Angels and coordinating the distribution of prizes.
Approximate Hours You’ll Invest: 2-10
When Will You Volunteer? Before & After the Read-A-Thon

Behind-The-Scenes Rockstars: I need TWO awesome people to help me out this ‘thon. You will be training to take over in the future as host in case I am unavailable. You’ll learn what’s what and how the ‘thon works and its history and where it will go in the future. You’ll be assistants, helping to fill-in when things go wrong, pick up slack, put out fires and make sure that I don’t go crazy. You will be drafting emails, updating parts of the site, coordinating with committee heads, and doing some marketing reach-out. You will help with communication and presentation and all of the awesome that goes on around here. Most of all, I’ll need you to be dedicated and professional and well… a rockstar.
Approximate Hours You’ll Invest: ??
When Will You Volunteer? Starting Now until the last prize is delivered to the last doorstep

We need your help, so fill out the form below!

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