Book Fair Volunteer

Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is the major fundraising event for Lifeline’s 24-hours crisis support service in the Illawarra and South Coast.

Help at the Book Fair

Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is the major fundraising event for Lifeline South Coast. The next event is being held on Friday 15 – Sunday, 17 March 2024 at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley.

Lifeline South Coast has a team of dedicated book volunteers who have been sorting, pricing and storing books for the past year in the lead up to the Big Book Fair. These people will become the team leaders at the Fair, but they will need around 100 people to help them over the course of the event.


Event Volunteer Roles

There are several roles available for volunteers during the actual event:

  • Customer service/information volunteers to assist customers and re-stocking of tables.
  • Tally table volunteers who help tally books before the customer gets to the cash registers. 
  • Cash register operators and assistants.
  • Customer exit surveys so that our next Book Fair will be even bigger and better.
How to apply



Hit the apply button below. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lifeline’s Big Book Fair held twice-yearly in the Illawarra.

Apply now

Volunteer Book Sorters

The Lifeline South Coast book sorting team are a dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable group of volunteers who manage to sort, clean, research, price, and pack around 200,000 books per year!

We are looking for extra people who are interested in becoming permanent members of our book team at Wollongong. Most of our volunteers work between 4 and 15 hours per week in our Book Sorting site.

If you’re interested in joining our book sorting team at Wollongong, please click below to apply. 

Apply here

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.