Become a Volunteer

Year after year, we're fortunate to have an incredible team of volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to create a remarkable annual Festival for readers and writers from Bali, Indonesia, and beyond.

We're currently recruiting over 100 volunteers for various roles at our 2024 Festival and invite you to participate.

Here are all the details on how it works. Also, make sure to read our Volunteer Handbook to learn about the roles and what you can expect from us and what we hope for from you.
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Be the face of a premier festival

Your time and talent in whatever role you chose brings to life Southeast Asia's largest, longest-running literature and cultural event, attracting over 10,000 passionate an enthusiastic storytelling lovers annually from around the world.

Learn something new

Whether your role involves accompanying prominent writers and artists, emceeing events onstage, or working with our Media team to coordinate press engagements, you will pick up skills that can lead to new opportunities. 

Become part of a vibrant community

We might be a bit biassed, but our team at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is world-class! Join a group of diverse and compassionate individuals coming together to organise this remarkable annual festival in the heart of Bali.

Get a training and receive goodies

You will receive the full training needed for your role, along with some nice giveaways including, the official festival T-Shirt, a Goodie Bag, and Certificate of Appreciation, and of course, a 4-Day Festival Pass for our main program.

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I really enjoyed being part of a special cultural event with other volunteers who love talking to interesting people and reading. I can't wait to see my old friends again and make new ones.
Satrio, 2023 Festival Volunteer
Check our Volunteer Handbook below that contains all the details about the roles and how it all works. It also outlines what you can expect from us and what we hope for from you as a volunteer with us.

NEXT STEP: APPLY!

Have you carefully read our Volunteer Handbook above and know your preferred volunteer roles?There’s a simple three-step process:
Step One:

When you have decided to offer your time and talent, fill out our online form. After submitting, you’ll get an email confirmation at the same address you provided. As sometimes emails have other ideas, check your spam in case the email has been delivered there.

Step Two:

As a shortlisted candidate, you will receive an email from our Volunteer team by the end of July. This will be your opportunity to decide if volunteering is the right fit for you.

If you are not shortlisted, you will still receive updates throughout the process.

Step Three:

Get ready to attend our Orientation Day on Tuesday, 22 October 2024, where you will learn more about the festival and receive all the training needed for your role. After that, you are all set to dive into volunteering with us. Make sure you also mark our 2024 Festival dates on your agenda, from Thursday, 23 October to Sunday, 27 October 2024.

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The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 14, so don't miss out.


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Your Stay:

We understand that you might not have all the details yet regarding your stay. However, even a general indication can help us create the best experience possible for all accredited guests.

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Your Volunteer Role:

Which areas are you interested in? Please choose a maximum of two. Note that positions marked with (*) are available before the festival weekend.

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Are you interested in becoming a supervisor or coordinator? If yes, choose your preferred role below.

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Whatever your volunteering role may be, joining us presents a fantastic opportunity to embrace a fresh challenge. You will be right in the middle of the action, making your own contribution as part of a diverse team—and hopefully having fun too!
Janet DeNeefe, Festival Founder & Director
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