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When Words Collide is a 100% volunteer run festival.

Our organizers work throughout the year coordinating venues, guests, speakers, marketing and more, so that we all have a terrific annual festival celebrating the written word.

But we also need volunteers during the festival to make the experience even more enjoyable.

Join our team of volunteers and receive:

  • a full 3-day membership to the festival
  • access to our hospitality suite
  • 2 lunch tickets that can be used at the hotel snack bar (sandwich or salad + drink)
  • One $15 Merchant coupon (good as cash in the Merchants Corner)
  • One Festival T-shirt or a 2nd $15 Merchant coupon

Volunteers may join any one of our volunteer teams and assist that team's manager.

Team 1. Registration

Hand out name badges and program books to registered attendees.

Team 2. Hospitality Assistant

Ensure the hospitality suite is tidy.

Replenish ice and snacks as required.

Team 3. Main Floor Programming

Before sessions start, place speaker placards on the presenters table.

Keep a head count of attendees for each session.

Ensure sessions start on the hour and ends 10 minutes before the hour.

Team 4. 2nd Floor Programming

Before sessions start, place speaker placards on the presenters table.

Keep a head count of attendees for each session.

Ensure sessions start on the hour and ends 10 minutes before the hour.

Team 5. Pitch Session / Blue Pencil Cafe Monitor

Ensure that people enter their session when scheduled.

We ask that volunteers work with their team for a minimum total of 8 hours during the festival.

If you would like to be one of this year's festival volunteers, please let us know so that we can include you in our schedule and answer any questions you may have.

If you are adventurous and would like to help organize next year’s festival, we’d love to hear from you as well.

If you are interested then please fill in the form below.


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