Thank you for your interest in joining our team of volunteers. We are now recruiting 300 volunteers to assist in various roles at the 2021 Sydney Writers’ Festival. 

Please read our 2021 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.

"My previous volunteering experiences have been very positive – I love the vibe, the people I meet and interact with, the writers and their works. So many reasons to volunteer!"

Marie–Louise, four–year 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 throughout the ten-day period from Monday 26 April–Wednesday 6 May 2021. 

Applications are due by Sunday 31 January.

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