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Become a volunteer

Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi interacting with two of the volunteers at LitFestBergen 2019

You’ll gain new experience, a free festival pass and the chance to experience LitFestBergen from the inside.

As a volunteer at LitFestBergen, you’ll be helping to create an unforgettable festival experience for the audience, the authors and our partners.

We need enterprising people who want to make a contribution during the festival week. You have a number of interesting roles to choose between, including audience or guest host. We calculate three working days (three shifts of about five hours each) for all volunteers.

As thanks for your efforts, you’ll receive

- a free festival pass

- a testimonial sent to you on request for the work done

- light refreshments during your shift

- a social gathering before and after the festival

- 10 % discount on books purchased at Boksalongen 

- festival t-shirt

Our volunteer groups

Audience host

Are you able to spread good humour and energy? Do you want to listen to authors while you work?

As an audience host, you will welcome people at the entrance, check tickets, show people to their seats and answer their questions about facilities and the programme schedule. You’ll help to prepare the stage for events when necessary.

Guest host

Are you a good communicator, multilingual, familiar with Bergen and somebody who enjoys being a host? As a guest host, you will meet our guests at the airport, provide information and guide them to transport into central Bergen. You will also welcome guests in the festival reception at the hotel, issue accreditations, communicate information and answer questions.


Are you service-minded and enjoy working in hectic conditions? Are you a proper all-rounder who is happy to take on shifts of various kinds during the festival?

As an all-rounder you will provide assistance wherever volunteers are working. You’ll help several teams during each shift, stand in for another volunteer if needed and otherwise assist when an important job must be done very quickly.

Festival promoter

As part of this team, you’ll be hanging up posters, signs and so forth before the festival. You’ll hand out brochures and other advertising material. This job is largely done before the festival, and can be split up into short shifts.

We are also looking for volunteers that can distribute catalogues in Oslo, and flyers in Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Tromsø, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin and London.

Festival Office 

Are you organized, service minded, detail oriented and able with technologies?

At the festival office, you will meet and greet the audience, the authors and the press, and provide them with general information about the festival's events. 

You will also sell and issue tickets, or help people to buy tickets through the digital platform Linticket. 


If photography is your thing, be it your profession, your area of study, or you just love taking photos and have an eye for composition, we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for volunteers who have the skills to capture the spirit of LitFestBergen, creating insta-stories to be shared in social platforms, or to be published in the photo-gallery of our website.

You must have your own camera.


Registration form, volunteer 2023

You have to be able to be in Bergen during the festival to become a volunteer
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