Volunteer With Us

Join the Festival family. Volunteer applications are open now.

Each year, over 200 volunteers help bring Melbourne Writers Festival to life. From artist care to venue support, our volunteer roles offer a behind-the-scenes look at delivering a world-class literary and artistic event, and are a fantastic opportunity to build experience and make new friends in the process.

Applications are open now for:

Artist Care Volunteers: Help keep the artists well looked after and things running smoothly behind-the-scenes.

Venue Support Volunteers: Greet and welcome our audiences, creating a warm and caring Festival experience.

Artist Driver Volunteers: Get our authors and artists from A to B.

Volunteer applications close 9am, Monday 29 July. 

All volunteers are required to be available for Volunteer Training on Tuesday 13 August, 6—8pm. More information about Volunteer Training will be provided to successful applicants.

Got questions? We’ve got your covered. See our handy Volunteer FAQs.