Online Volunteer Application Form

Please fill out the application form below and click submit. All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Descriptions of each job can be found on our main volunteer page.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Volunteer Form

General Information

Please note: After you hit submit, you should receive a message saying 'Your volunteer application has been successfully submitted. We will contact successful applicants as soon as possible.' If you do NOT see this message, please contact directly.
First name
Last name

Please note if you are under 18 you will require a parent/guardian signature on your application. Please print out your application and send a scan via email ( or mail to the Kingston WritersFest office.

(A returning volunteer is someone who volunteered in 2019. If you have volunteered in the past, but not in 2019, please apply as a 'new' volunteer.)

Tell Us About Yourself

Please list present and previous employers, including your job title and the time period when you were employed with the company.
If you are a new volunteer, please list 2 (two) references and their contact phone number. References may be contacted.
Please tell us about previous volunteer experience, including the organization's name and your role.

Volunteer Opportunities/Jobs

(1) Driver - If you are interested in driving for the Festival, you must have access to a car, the car must be in good working condition and you must have a valid driver's license and current auto insurance with $1,000,000 (one million) liability.

You will also be asked to conduct a rapid test (supplied by KWF) prior to driving your author.

Please provide the following information:

(2) Rover - You must be a seasoned volunteer with the Kingston WritersFest to take on this role.


Please indicate your availability. Check as many as apply. This section must be filled out in order for your application to be considered.
Thank you for your application. Please note that Kingston WritersFest takes seriously its obligations to value and protect all participants. Not everyone who applies will be suitable for the positions we presently offer. Your submission of this application does not guarantee that there will be a role for you with the Festival. If your application is successful, our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you.

Your submission of this form is deemed to be the same as a signed submission of a paper form. If you have any questions or reservations, please contact us at before submitting this application.


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What do we expect?

We expect our volunteers to attend a training session and to sign a Code of Conduct. We do not have a minimum overall time commitment but we do expect you to be available for at least one three-hour shift, and to arrive thirty minutes before your shift begins. We also expect you to notify the Volunteer Manager immediately if you need to cancel a shift. All of our volunteers wear black dress pants/skirt and a black top when on duty.


What do we offer in return?

We offer you the opportunity to be involved with one of Kingston;s pre-eminent cultural events. You become part of a volunteer community and meet new friends. While you are on shift you have access to our Volunteer Lounge with refreshments and a place to relax. You have access to rush seating at our regular onstage events – if there are seats available just before showtime, you may attend free of charge. We have a celebration especially for volunteers after the Festival.


Volunteer Training Sessions

If you are asked to be a volunteer with the Festival, you will be required to attend a one- to two-hour mid-September training session. Training is mandatory for all volunteers. See the main volunteer page for dates and times.