Volunteer to support the UQ Alumni Book Fair®

Our large team of volunteers is a dedicated group of UQ alumni and non-alumni, with diverse backgrounds, ages, and interests. Our volunteers come together to support our community through a love of books.

The main goal of the UQ Alumni Book Fair is to raise money for the Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Fund through the Book Fair and Rare Books Auction. Through the tireless efforts of volunteers, Alumni Friends has donated the equivalent of over $10 million to support researchers, educators and students at The University of Queensland since the Book Fair was first run in 1979.

We believe this is a fantastic investment towards our community’s future. There is no doubt we are shameless in our efforts to ensure our supportive bibliophiles can access high-quality books.

If you would like to volunteer, please email uqalumni@uq.edu.au

Are you a student?

This is an opportunity for you to expand your skills and knowledge. The UQ Alumni Book Fair team and Alumni Friends need the help of over 100 volunteer students and staff during the four-day book fair event.

If you are studying any of the following areas, we'd be grateful for your assistance: 

  • Marketing
  • Writing, Editing and Publishing
  • Stock Control and Distribution
  • Finance
  • Database Management
  • Sales
Are you a member of the general public and would like to volunteer?

Do you love books? Do you have spare time on a regular basis? The Book Group is always looking for anyone who would like to contribute their expertise. Even one hour a week can make a huge difference and there are volunteer jobs you can do from home.

Do you have any questions regarding the UQ Alumni Book Fair?

You can contact us by email at uqalumni@uq.edu.au or by post:

Alumni Friends
Alumni Relations & Engagement Centre
St Lucia Campus
The University of Queensland QLD 4072

The Book Group 

Meet our group of tireless volunteers who have made 22 Book Fairs possible. Contact the Book Group and organise your first volunteer shift with us today. Phone: +61 7 3346 3166.

What our supporters say

The Honourable Dr Penelope Wensley AC Patron, Alumni Friends
"Alumni Friends and the Book Fair Team are people devoted to the University, determined to stay connected to it and keeping it connected to the wider community, dedicated to the concept of giving back, and of finding practical ways to contribute to the University’s growth and well-being…”

Bob Gerrity, UQ Librarian, 2012 2018
"The Library collection would not be what it is today without the hard work of many individuals and organisations, especially the members and volunteers of Alumni Friends. We are so grateful for the contributions they have made, and continue to make, to improving the lives of our students and creating opportunities for them."