Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat Volunteering

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

Tasks include packing in/out, food preparation, setting up workshops or discussion spaces, managing the registration desk/book store, cleaning, and driving (only if you have a full license 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 1pm on the first day of the Retreat until 4pm on Sunday (23 – 25 February 2024).

Feel free to email if you have other questions before signing up.

Please note applications close on 14 January 2024.

Kāpiti Writers Retreat Volunteering Form

  • Please tell us your first two preferences. The workshops are: Worldbuilding wonders: create your own universes with Cassie Hart, Essays in the space between with Ingrid Horrocks, Designing and promoting a compelling series with Isa Pearl Ritchie, Grief and loss: writing through the hard times with Kiri Piahana-Wong, Troubleshooting fiction with Paula Morris and Steal and break the (literary) rules with Sasha Francis