Festival dates: Tuesday 14 - Sunday 19 May 2024

Every year we rely on a group of dedicated and energetic people who give their time to help us deliver the Festival. In return, our volunteers get an exciting (and fun!) behind-the-scenes experience of this major arts event and help to make an important contribution to Auckland’s cultural life. In addition, each volunteer also receives a VIP lanyard giving access to all general and free events on the programme (as long as they are not sold out).

Our volunteers help us at the front-of-house, which could involve; manning an information desk, acting as an usher in one of our venues or keeping an eye on our Patrons’ Lounge. We also need lots of help backstage to support our production staff and make sure everything runs smoothly.

You will be required for the volunteers' briefing session a week prior to the Festival to run through the programme of events and authors, introduce the Festival team, tour the venue, and give our volunteers all the information they’ll need about their roles.

We do require our volunteers to commit to a minimum of three four to five hour shifts so please bear this in mind when you apply.

For more information, read our 2023 Volunteer Role Descriptions and our 2023 Volunteer Application Guide, or email us at