Volunteer with us at DBF 2023


READING IS WHAT? FUNDAMENTAL! But Volunteering gives you LIFE! 


We have gone bigger, bolder and broader in our biggest book-filled programme yet!

And, as we return to The Printworks, Dublin Castle, for a second year, we are once again opening our doors to welcome volunteers, book enthusiasts and festival goers back to help out at this winters delight in the literary and publishing world. Take a leaf out of our book and help celebrate the written, spoken, journeyed and drawn word around the city.

The 17th Dublin Book Festival (Nov 8th -12th) relies on the dedication and generosity of volunteers supporting our events. From walking tours to lively discussions, heritage establishments to contemporary venues, we have something for everyone. From early learners to events after dark, there is a volunteering interest in there somewhere for you, you just have to keep reading and turn the page. We are grateful for the vital support of our many volunteers, without whom the Festival would not happen.

Open Information Evening:

Unsure what to expect from volunteering? Then come along to our Open Mic InformationEvening and hear more about roles and duties during the festival. This years Information Evening will take place on the evening of Wednesday October 25th @ 19:00. For more details feel free to contact the Volunteers Department at dubbookfestvolunteers@gmail.com

How To Apply:

Simply tell us the story of you through our application form.

The closing date for the application is by 5pm sharp, Sunday October 22nd.

Click the link HERE to be a DBF23 Volunteer. We can’t wait to hear from you!