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Thank you for your interest in joining our team of amazing volunteers!

Each year we have hundreds of generous people who donate their time to help bring the Festival to life. They take on crucial roles front of house managing queues, information booths and audience surveys, as well as behind-the-scenes in our writers’ green rooms. In many ways, our inspired and energetic volunteers are what make Sydney Writers’ Festival so special for so many people.

If you would like to find out more about the volunteer program and the various roles available this year, please read our 2015 Volunteer Information Sheet.

Volunteer applications open on Tuesday 10th February 2015.  

Return to this page then and you will find our online application form where you will give your details and availability. This year’s Volunteer Orientation session will be held on Saturday 9th May, when all volunteers will get maps, info, t-shirts and a tour. It will be a great opportunity to meet everyone and find out everything you need to know about your role.

Not sure whether you are going to apply? You might be interested in a short interview we did recently with one of our wonderful volunteers. Read here about Adeline and her Ten years with SWF.

2015 is set to be a great year for Sydney Writers’ Festival and we are looking forward to having you with us! 


Thank you.

Misty McPhail

Volunteer Coordinator






Funders and partners of Sydney Writers' Festival 2014