Dorchester Literary Festival 2022Volunteering At Dorchester Literary Festival

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work at this year’s Dorchester Literary Festival.

The festival will run from 15th - 22th October 2022, and will feature a host of prominent writers, poets and political minds.

As a volunteer, you’ll be allowed free entry to some of our events (subject to available space). You may also have the chance to meet some of the authors and we’ll provide refreshments throughout your shifts.

Volunteer work looks great on the CV, and we’re happy to give references if you want. The work is not difficult, but is essential to the smooth running of events. You might be responsible for ticket-selling, ushering, dealing with enquiries from the public, assisting authors and publishers, or set moving and cleaning.

This year we are looking for volunteers who can work a minimum of two shifts.

If you’d like to apply to be a volunteer, please complete and submit the online form by mid September.

 

This Year's Events

Feedback

I enjoyed my festival event in Dorchester very much. What a friendly welcome the audience gave me! Good luck with future festivals -- and well done.

Val McDermid
Feedback From 2017 Festival

Thank you both for another great year of literary treats. My favourite all time guest is still Baroness Prue Leith! What an honour that was.

Katy Wall
Feedback From 2021 Festival

I really enjoyed this year's festival and all the extra work that must have been involved was greatly appreciated. Looking foward to next year already.

Sue Baker
Feedback From 2021 Festival

I loved being part of your festival and would be only to happy to be lined up again.

Vanessa Berridge
Feedback From 2019 Festival

Thank you so much for inviting me to Dorchester, and looking after me so well. You and Paul run a great tight ship there and I was honoured to be a part of it this year.

Tim Pears
Feedback From 2019 Festival

I SO enjoyed yesterday. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and what a lovely festival, lovely venue and lovely audience. And Jason was just brilliant. Thank you very, very much for inviting me.

Penny Junor
Feedback From 2017 Festival

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