Festival Volunteer


Vancouver Writers Fest


Sep. 30, 2019

Organization Description:

The Vancouver Writers Fest turns reading into a community experience, bringing people together to share thoughts, explore ideas, and witness brilliant conversations.

For the past 31 years, the Writers Fest has enriched our imaginations and the culture of our city and has touched and inspired thousands of lives by creating a forum for authors to connect with readers and by offering a vibrant exchange of ideas and conversation.

The Festival is a celebration of story, told by authors, poets, spoken word performers, and graphic novelists. For six days in October, this celebration takes place in the cultural oasis of Granville Island, and continues throughout the year with the Incite reading series at the VPL, special events with leading writers and the Spreading the Word education programs at Lower Mainland schools and in small BC communities.

Through Spreading the Word, the Festival can reignite a teacher’s passion for teaching, mesmerize a teenager who rarely looks up from her phone or engage a child who is a reluctant reader. Festival events can encourage discussion and reflection, and connect old friends and introduce new ones.

Ideas create books, but people create the Festival. The Writers Fest brings people of all backgrounds together—writers, children, adults, staff and hundreds of volunteers—all of whom love to read. They also love what reading represents: the stirring of ideas, the sparks of recognition, and the realization that we are all connected.

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Volunteer Opportunity Description: We need volunteers for everything from venue and event set-up & strike, to booksales and box office, from front of house to artists' hospitality, from food and beverage help at events to hosting in the Volunteering Lounge and/or serving as Festival Ambassadors and Raffle Ticket Sellers.

Check out volunteer jobs at: https://writersfest.bc.ca/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-jobs/


Depending on the position/role assigned, volunteers have a range of responsibilities from helping to carrying chairs and signs to selling books, tickets, communicating with people attending event line-ups or helping prepare food and/or bartend.

Apply and let us know what you're interested in and how you can help. Depending on your availability, skills and interests, we'll hopefully find a shift and role that fits you perfectly!


Depend upon the volunteer role assigned.

How to Apply:

Review the volunteer pages on our website to find out about our opportunities, the benefits we offer and the policies we ask volunteers to observe. https://writersfest.bc.ca/get-involved/volunteer/

Apply online: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/5c4eca8b-95ae-4e41-99a5-6a0e5843faa8/1

Contact Name: Kathryn Fowler
Contact Email Address: kfowler@writersfest.bc.ca
Contact Phone: (778) 658-0462

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