New Zealand Festival Volunteers


Volunteers are an essential part of the New Zealand Festival team, helping us create a fantastic Festival experience for our audience and artists. Festival volunteers get the opportunity to work alongside our talented team, gain valuable event management experience, and see some incredible performances and events from all around the world. 

We’re looking for volunteers to support the New Zealand Festival, 23 February – 18 March 2018 in several areas; including a spectacular opening night event, Writers Week, our school’s programme SchoolFest, as well as our Festival on the Road programme across the Greater Wellington region.  

To apply to become a 2018 Festival volunteer please complete our online application form below.


You can apply to be a Festival volunteer in one or more areas. To get a better idea of what’s involved in each area, please first review our Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Download Volunteer Job Description – Education & Community

Download Volunteer Job Description – Opening Events

Download Volunteer Job Description – Writers & Readers

Then simply complete the New Zealand Festival online volunteer application form below.

Applications close Friday 1 December 2017

Please note: You must be over 18 years of age and have a clean police record to apply. Although experience in a similar role is an advantage, no experience is necessary as training will be provided.

If you have any further questions, please email us