Sunrise over Appledore's village church

© Terry Mathews


We have an amazing team of dedicated volunteers who help support the Festival throughout the year and/or during the Festival.

This team, of over 50 volunteers, help with making bunting, dealing with enquiries from the public, setting up and cleaning the venues, distributing brochures and stewarding events.

As a volunteer, you will get the chance to enjoy the event where you are volunteering. You may also have the chance to meet some of the authors and we’ll provide refreshments throughout your shift/s.

Volunteer work looks great on a CV and we’re happy to give references too. The work is not difficult but essential to the smooth running of our events. And, of course, you’ll become part of our team and make new friends.

If you’d like more information, please email:

Volunteer Contact Form

Appledore Book Festival Sponsors