The application period for volunteers is now closed.

On behalf of the Australian Committee of the IFLA Information Futures Summit, we kindly invite you to become a volunteer during the Summit that will be held from Monday 30 September until Tuesday 2 October 2024 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Volunteers play an integral role in supporting the summit. They are key to creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere for delegates while assisting the hosts in delivering a professionally run event.

A series of upskilling programmes and training sessions will be offered to volunteers, and an information kit will be provided regarding specific duties and benefits.

The summit aims to bring the energy, expertise and rich diversity of our field together to find solutions to the information challenges facing us today and in the coming years. Volunteering during the summit presents an exceptional opportunity to explore the latest trends shaping our profession and to deepen your understanding of IFLA’s work and mission.

We warmly invite you to join us, engage in enlightening discussions, and seize the chance to enhance your own professional growth. By participating, you’ll not only support our collective efforts but also enrich your expertise and broaden your horizons. Take the next step in your professional journey and join us at the summit!


Receive free registration as a Volunteer to the IFLA Information Futures Summit. Volunteers are a valued part of the summit and will be allocated three shifts during the event. When not on shift, you are able to attend the summit sessions, visit the exhibition and connect with other participants.


The criteria for selection are as follows.

You must be:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • either an Australian resident or a resident of New Zealand
  • a library student or an early career librarian or a library technician with less than 5 years of experience
  • available, through your own arrangements, to attend scheduled training sessions online and in person on Sunday, 29 September in Brisbane. You may be required to work a shift on 29 September to assist with the registration activities.
  • be available to perform your volunteer duties from 29 September until 2 October 2024. IFLA does not provide accommodation or transport during the Summit
  • physically fit to maintain a moderate level of physical activity for 8 hours per day and able to move at a quick pace. If you use a wheelchair, please indicate this in the volunteer form
  • able to fund and take care of your own travel arrangements (including flights, transportation, and accommodation)


We are looking for volunteers who have the time, dedication, and enthusiasm to assist us in successfully delivering this international event. If you are professional, committed, hardworking, reliable and culturally sensitive, then you are exactly what we are looking for. Your details on the completed forms will be held securely and confidentially. Only the selection committee will have access to this information.

The Application for Volunteers is open from 11 March to 22 April 2024, 09:00 CEST.

Application deadline: 22 April 2024

Selected volunteers will be notified in Early May 2024.