Photo Credit: Alana Potts

NYWF Volunteer Call Out 2017

Do you love writing, reading, and all kinds of fun? Are you an enthusiastic human? We want you to help NYWF happen!

This year’s NYWF is set to be an amazing maze of panels, readings, debates and special events geared to be the biggest and best meeting place for young writers in Australia. It’s also our 20th Birthday, so it’s going to be a real party! Check out the program when it launches 31 August or find out more about the festival on our website.

You don’t need any special skills or experience to volunteer – just enthusiasm and the willingness to lend us your time. You’ll need to get yourself to Newcastle for the festival (28 Sept – 1 Oct) and find yourself a place to sleep, and in return you’ll be part of making NYWF as awesome as possible.

You’ll meet some incredible people, get a wicked t-shirt, see a bunch of great events and gain experience into the inner workings of the festival. Previous volunteers have come back as festival artists and staff, so this could be the start of a beautiful, ongoing friendship.

Interested? Flick us an email to with your age, phone number, and a little about yourself. Once the program launches, we’ll do our best to match you up with the events you most want to attend.