The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival would not be possible without the support of our extensive network of volunteers, who come together from across Indonesia, and the world. Each year, hundreds of writers, poets, journalists, photographers, filmmakers, musicians and performers form part of our UWRF volunteer community in what is truly a unique experience.

In the midst of ongoing workshops and the mass arrival of participating writers and local and foreign media were Indonesian and other volunteers from many countries – distinguishable by name tags fluttering about their necks in a variety of colours – who manned their stations, welcoming all. These are the members of the UWRF Volunteer Corp and the many shoulders upon which the Festival’s smooth running and thus its ultimate success rests. (Chisato Hara, The Jakarta Post).

Volunteer registration for UWRF19 is now open. Before you apply, please read our Volunteer Information GuideWhen you have read the Guide, you can apply here

Key Dates

22 July: Volunteer applications open
26 August: Confirmation of volunteer placements will commence
Early to mid Oct: Rosters sent 
23 October:
Volunteer Orientation
23-27 October: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2019