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Volunteering with the Clunes Booktown Festival

Are you passionate about stories, books, literature, creative communities, and the arts?

We are now accepting expressions of interests from people wanting to join our team to assist with bringing the best of the literature world and arts to Regional Victoria. Volunteers play an integral role in the running of the Clunes Booktown Festival, during our festival and throughout the year. As a volunteer, you are provided with an enriching experience whilst learning new skills and opportunities to develop new networks.

We aim to nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace, including within our volunteer sector, so we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply.

Each year we are humbled by the support we receive from our community to host the annual Clunes Booktown Festival.

Image: a smiling volunteer in a red apron holds up the Booktown program and volunteer lanyard
Image: a man in a red booktown volunteer's apron stands proudly in the main street of the festival

Who can volunteer?

Creative Clunes relies on its large team of volunteers to make the magic happen on the lead up the festival weekend and over the festival itself. We have volunteers from across the community and it is likely you have skills and expertise we need.

In return, we aim to provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience, get involved in the community, meet long time locals and new residents alike, and have fun over the festival weekend while rubbing shoulders with some talented authors, writers, and poets.

Volunteers are granted free access to the Festival Precinct for the weekend, access to an Author Talk of their choice and are invited to celebratory drinks and nibbles over the weekend. As always, many hands make fun and light work!  

We are looking for local (or local at heart!) friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic people who will play an important part in curating the festival atmosphere.