Call for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our 2019 Festival and Awards!

What it will involve

​The 2019 will likely be a little smaller than 2018, so there are fewer jobs to go around. However, we’re still on the look-out for people in the Birmingham area who can help with tasks like: 

  • Managing panel/workshop/performance spaces
  • Checking tickets
  • Welcoming guests and visitors
  • Helping to set up the venue, and
  • Help to make the event(s) as accessible as they can be!

We’re looking for friendly faces who want to make this festival the best it can be. Your help can be as simple as opening a door for someone or giving a visitor directions!

We’ll be looking for daytime volunteers – to help with the festival events – and evening volunteers to help with the awards ceremony itself. If you have a preference between daytime and nighttime hours, please do let us when you submit your application.

Who we are looking for

If you like talking to people and love indie literature, then you sound perfect! We’re very keen to recruit from as wide a pool as possible, so please get in touch if you want to know more. If you have access or mobility requirements, let us know so that we can place you in the best-suited environment.

Volunteer perks

  • Entry to the festival and its awards as well as the launch party

  • Travel expenses within Birmingham will be reimbursed

  • The opportunity to interact with some amazing artists

  • A literary goodie bag as a little thank you!

How to volunteer

Please apply by email to Charley Barnes at [email protected] with a short paragraph explaining why you’d like to volunteer. CVs are welcome but not compulsory.