We always welcome volunteers to assist with the delivery of York Literature Festival. We are looking for local people of all ages, interests and backgrounds to help us make the Festival as successful as possible.

More than 40 events take place across York in each Festival period and we rely on our volunteers to ensure that these run smoothly. Volunteer roles can include welcoming guests, ticket distribution, queue management, venue set-up, looking after the authors/speakers, answering enquiries and the distribution and collection of evaluation forms at each event.

As a volunteer we hope you will find the experience rewarding. You will get to meet some of our featured authors/speakers and attend some of the events for free! Volunteering at the Festival can also be useful experience if you are thinking of working in the arts or event management in the future.

No previous experience is required – you just need to be over 18, enjoy dealing with people and be enthusiastic about the arts!

To express an interest in volunteering, or if you have any queries, please click here to email us or fill in the contact form.