Get involved

Volunteer with us

The Jane Austen Festival relies on volunteers to help set up and steward events throughout the ten days of the Festival.

These volunteers work hard in all sorts of capacities (selling and checking tickets, directing visitors, preparing and clearing food and drinks, reading chapters of Jane Austen’s works to audiences and addressing the general public) and we are truly very lucky to have them.

The Festival simply wouldn’t happen without the wonderful Stewards. If you would like to be considered for the 2022 Jane Austen Festival, are over 18, speak English to a good level and understand the currency, please get in touch using the form below.

What previous volunteers said about the Festival

"Stewarding the Jane Austen Festival has become a highlight of my year, and something I look forward to time and time again. It’s not just the amazing events and costumes that keep me coming back, it’s also the people – the friends I have made here, and the feeling of being part of a warm, supportive, silly, but efficient and trusting ‘family’."

"Stewarding the festival was so much fun! I met some wonderful people and was made to feel so welcome, despite being the only man on the team! Would definitely do it again."

“It’s no exaggeration to say that stewarding the Jane Austen Festival has changed my life. I’ve made so many great friends, have grown so much in confidence and have found where I belong. It’s a wonderful experience and I keep coming back year after year!"

“Stewarding the festival was one of the most incredible experiences in my life. It was like going through a door to a different magical world. A world full of kindness, beauty and new friends to know.’"
Julia, Spain

"Ten busy days of fun and interesting events, making new friends for life, getting to explore the beautiful city of Bath, while wearing Regency dress, and all in the name of one of the greatest English writers ever!"
Tasha, Australia