The festival runs between 5-13 October 2019, and features a host of prominent writers, poets and thinkers such as Colm Toibin, Jung Chang, Louis de Bernieres, Caroline Criado-Perez, Roger McGough, Mark Haddon and Carrie Gracie. You can find the programme here.
As a volunteer, you’ll be allowed free entry to all Durham Book Festival events (subject to available space). You’ll also have the chance to meet some of the authors. We’ll provide snacks and drinks throughout your shifts, and you’ll get a free t-shirt to keep.
Volunteer work looks great on the CV and many of our previous volunteers have told us what a fantastic and rewarding experience working at the festival is.
The work is not difficult, but is essential to the smooth running of events. You might be responsible for ushering, dealing with enquiries from the public, assisting authors and publishers, or set moving and cleaning.
This year we are looking for volunteers who can work a minimum of three shifts over the course of the Durham Book Festival. An induction meeting will be held on Thursday 3 October at Durham Town Hall at 7-8.30pm and all those selected to volunteer must attend.
If you’d like to apply to be a volunteer, please complete our online application form here.
If you would like to volunteer, please make sure your application is in by Monday 16 September.
We’ll contact all the selected volunteers with further information before the briefing meeting on 3 October; if you have not heard from us by then your application has not been successful.