Thank you for your interest in joining our team of amazing volunteers. We are now recruiting over 300 volunteers to assist in various roles at the 2019 Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Please read our 2019 Volunteer Application Guide before you fill out your application. The guide explains the different types of events we have at the festival, the roles you can take on as a volunteer, how your roster is decided based on your date, time and location availability, and what happens after you apply.

“I have been wanting to be involved as a volunteer for this event for a number of years and had a terrific experience last year (my first time). The energy and passion of the event is tangible, the spirit of the festival is terrific and I enjoyed my shifts very much.”

Sally (2nd time volunteer)

“It is one of the greatest festivals I have ever volunteered for. Support, people, volunteers and audience make the Festival a place where I would like to come over and over again.”

Victoria (3rd time volunteer)

Please click here to fill out the application form. It will take about 10 minutes to complete your application online and you will need to know your availability for the week of Monday 29 April – Monday 6 May 2019.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 10 February.

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