Volunteer at BWF: Applications are now open

Do you want to be part of Queensland’s premier literary festival?  

Brisbane Writers Festival is currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to volunteer for our exceptional 2017 program.   

Brisbane Writers Festival returns in 2017 from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 10 September.   Presented by UPLIT, BWF is designed to explore ideas, identity and imagination through conversation and debate, powered by the year’s best writing.  Held in tropical springtime within the State Library of Queensland and the adjacent Cultural Precinct, this annual and much-loved cultural institution continues to grow every year and attract an eager and ever-increasing community of highly-engaged readers.  

Brisbane Writers Festival could not take place without the generosity of our 200-strong team of volunteers whose invaluable commitment allows us to deliver a spectacular event.   

If you wish to be involved, find out more or apply online here.

Why Volunteer?   

Brisbane Writers Festival provides a supportive and friendly environment for you to enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience, as you: 

• Meet people who share your interests 

• Learn new and valuable skills 

• Gain experience delivering an international event 

• Attend festival events 

• Receive a Certificate of Participation 

• Receive a BWF 2017 t-shirt  

What roles are available?

For most roles, no special qualifications are required – just fluency in English, and a can-do attitude! Some roles do require skills in events, production, customer service, etc, or special requirements such as a Blue Card – please check each Position Description through the links below.

Volunteer opportunities before and during the festival are available across a range of areas.





Front of House and General


How do I register as a Brisbane Writers Festival Volunteer? 

To express your interest in joining the 2017 Volunteer team at Brisbane Writers Festival, please complete and submit this quick and easy online form here

 APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Midnight, Friday 18 August, 2017.   

For any questions, please contact: 

Meg Vann, Volunteer Coordinator

T: 07 3255 0254 

E: meg.vann@uplit.com.au