Volunteer at the Festival

Up-to-date information about volunteering for the next Festival — September 29 – October 1, 2017 — will be posted when we get closer to the event. Thank you!


Thank you for volunteering for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Your time, energy and support will be invaluable for making the festival a success.

Please read the following carefully, then click on the 2015 Volunteer Form link at the bottom of this page , fill out sections A-G, and email the completed form to volunteer@swwordfiesta.org

Or, you may leave your completed hard copy of the form at

Rm 215 WNMU College of Education, Martinez-Fall Building, 1000 West College Ave., Silver City, NM 88062.

Or you can snail mail the completed form to

SWFWW-Volunteer Coordinator

PO Box 1767

Silver City, NM 88062


*Provide a warm, enthusiastic welcome to all participants and visitors to the festival.
*Be prepared for questions visitors may ask concerning the schedule, locations, and times. Make sure you are familiar with the festival map and the program.
*Wear your SFWW Volunteer T-shirt during your shift(s) so that you are easily identifiable.
*Be punctual for your shift(s).

All volunteers must attend a training session. There will be three sessions to choose from in September (dates to be confirmed). You do not need to tell us which date you will attend. However, please note that if you do not attend a training session, you will not be eligible to volunteer at the festival.

2015 Volunteer Form


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