Volunteering

Interested in joining our festival team as a volunteer? 

We’re always on the look out for enthusiastic book-lovers and students who can volunteer at the annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest, or for other events throughout the year. Volunteers help with set-up and ensure that events run on time, usher authors between events and book signings, answer questions about our programme, manage sales and merchandising, and much more.

The NGC Bocas Lit Fest is Friday 1 – Sunday 3 May 2020, and anyone joining our team must be available to volunteer for at least 2 days during that period.

There are many perks to being a festival volunteer. Our volunteer badge gives you access to back stage and to our Green Room, and the chance to network with others in the literary world including booksellers, publishers, agents, other volunteers and the Bocas team.

Fellow NGO The Volunteer Center of Trinidad & Tobago (VCTT) manages our volunteer recruitment, which will open in January 2020. Visit the VCTT website in January to apply for one of our festival roles.

We also have openings to join our team for a longer period, with flexible working hours depending on how much time you can give. Our events calendar at The Writers Centre is organised quarterly, so we’re looking for volunteers with events management experience who can commit to helping at evening and weekend events within a 3 month period. We’re also open to more help with day to day affairs like schools outreach, workshop registration and general admin at our office during the work day. If you’re interested in volunteering at The Writers Centre, contact us at info@bocaslitfest.com with the email subject Writers Centre Volunteer and a copy of your CV. We respond to all queries within 48 hours.  Thank you for your interest in working with us!