Scholarships & Volunteering

We’re aware that cost may be a barrier for some people and offer limited discounted and free places for writers who would like to attend but for whatever reason are unable to afford the full fee.

If you would like to assist in running the event we are also looking for several volunteers. We can offer a free place to participants in return for your help over the weekend. The place includes participation in one of the morning workshops.

Tasks include packing in/out, food preparation, setting up workshop or discussion spaces, managing registration desk/book store, cleaning and driving (only if you have a full licence and are over 25). There is a reasonable amount of physical work involved but we can find alternative jobs if you are unable to complete some tasks. Volunteering shifts are usually held between 2pm on the first day of the Retreat until 4pm on Sunday (26-28 February 2021). Feel free to email if you have other questions before signing up.

Please complete the form below to register your interest for a scholarship or volunteer opportunity.

Applications will reopen when registrations open for the 2022 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat.