The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival would not be possible without the support of our extensive network of volunteers, who come together from all corners of the archipelago and the globe. Each year, hundreds of aspiring writers, poets, journalists, photographers, musicians and performers form part of our UWRF volunteer community in what is truely a once-in-a-lifetime 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).


  • 1 August: Applications for volunteer registration open
  • 28 August: Applications for volunteer registration close
  • 29 August–15 September: Successful volunteers notified by email
  • 18 September–13 October: Rosters sent to volunteers
  • 24 October: Volunteer Orientation

Please note that all volunteers must be available to attend the Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday 24 October. Volunteers must be flexible with their schedule both prior to and during the Festival. Please refer to the Volunteer Information Sheet for all other information.