Join our wonderful team of volunteers

Are you interested in offering some of your time to help present a fantastic Festival? We are seeking people to join our dedicated team of friendly volunteers for our 2021 festival in September. Each year 160 volunteers support the program in a range of roles – from answering questions about the program to checking tickets. We couldn’t do it without you.

We’re looking for people who love books, enjoy interacting with people, and want to help make the Newcastle Writers Festival a success. We also do our best to ensure you enjoy your time as a volunteer and get the most out of the festival.

An information sheet is provided so you’ll have an idea what is involved. 

Find out more about being a volunteer 2021

The main commitments prior to the festival are:

  • First time volunteers and returnees who haven’t volunteered for more than 3 years are asked to attend a two-hour Orientation Session, which includes COVID-Safe Training
  • All other returning volunteers this year are asked to attend a 1 hour COVID-Safe Training session.

In both cases you’ll have a few session times to choose from, which are provided in the information sheet.

Once you’ve had a look at the information, you can register by filling out the form:

Volunteer Registration Form

If you have any problems registering, or other questions, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Sheree Kable, at