Volunteer applications for 2016

Volunteer applications are now open! 

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.

Please read our Volunteer Application Guide for information about this year’s applications and how to put forward your availability for the Festival – so you can really get the most out of your time with us at SWF.   

Once you have read the guide, click HERE to fill out the application form online.

SWF also offers an Internship program to undergraduate students currently enrolled at one of our five partner universities. For further information, please read about our 2016 Internship Opportunities

Still not sure whether you want to apply? You might be interested to read some short interviews we did recently with a few of our ‘veteran volunteers’ –AdelineDavid and Chris – they will tell you all about their experiences with SWF.

We hope to see you at this year’s Festival!


Our friend "grug" with SWF Volunteers in 2014