Volunteer applications for 2020

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 2020 Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Please read our 2020 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.

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 27 April–Thursday 7 May 2020.

Applications close at midnight on Friday 31 January.

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

"The experience I had as a volunteer at last year's Festival was invaluable. As an English major and avid reader, it was amazing to be a part of a community that celebrates the love for literature. It is a joy to be able to share my passion for books with others and learn more about this industry, both of which I hope to continue doing by volunteering in this year's Festival."

Sarah, second-year volunteer