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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’ and volunteer green rooms. In many ways, our inspired and energetic volunteers are what make Sydney Writers’ Festival so special for so many people.

Here are the Application Guidelines – How to apply with information about how to put forward your availability for the Festival – so you can really get the most out of your time with us at SWF. 

If you’re ready now, then click HERE to fill out the application form online.

If you’re still wondering 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.

Thank you.
Misty McPhail
Volunteer Coordinator






Funders and partners of Sydney Writers' Festival 2014