Volunteering with The Sydney


The Sydney proudly stands among the greatest piano competitions of the world. In 2021, the competition will happen – still with 32 incredibly talented young competitors from around the world, still with career-changing prizes and opportunities, and still with thrilling, rigorous competitive rounds – but now online.  

If you would like to volunteer with us for the Sydney International Online Piano Competition from 1–18 July 2021, please submit your application on this page. We’ll have various roles to suit everybody and, given the online nature of the competition this year, will be accepting applications from those who reside outside Australia who wish to volunteer.

Once you’ve got your application in, we will contact you once we have the new role descriptions ready. You can also indicate your interest in volunteering in the build up to the competition through this form.

Application Form

We are currently allocating volunteer roles! Please fill in the form by 18th June 2021 to secure a volunteer slot!

  • In-Person Events

    Volunteer during our cinema screenings of the broadcast.

    Requirements: Sydney-based (cinema is in Sydney CBD)

  • Volunteers at in-person events may be required to wear a volunteer t-shirt
  • Online Events

    Volunteer during the live broadcast from your own home, by tuning into the broadcast with some volunteer responsibilities.

    Requirements: Stable internet connection and a device to watch

    Broadcast Watcher/Moderator = Watch (and enjoy!) sessions of the broadcast from start to finish. Keep watch for technical issues or spam comments and report any to the Project Manager.

    Technical Support = Help audiences get online by answering their questions via live chat or phone.

  • Other Details

  • Your Contact Details

Why Volunteer?


Why Volunteer with The Sydney? Volunteer Rewards
  • World-Class Event
    Volunteer with one of the major international events of its kind in the world.
  •  Once Every Four Years
    The Sydney welcomes world-class musicians to compete once every four years. Seize the opportunity to experience this up close or you’ll have to wait until 2023.


  • Remote Location & Flexible Hours
    As our competition has moved online this year, you can volunteer no matter where you are in Australia (or the world!). We have a wide range of shifts available, so you can volunteer during the day or in the evenings.


  • Valuable Experience
    Experience the inner workings of an event of this scale and put your skills into practice.


  • Develop Skills
    Develop additional skills, add an interesting and distinctive experience to your resume. This could have a positive impact on your future employability.


  • Give Back to the Community
    Make a valuable contribution to both the community of Sydney and the wider classical music community.
Complimentary Tickets: the more you volunteer, the more tickets you could receive.*

Receive a Volunteer Certificate affirming your contribution to The Sydney.


*One single ticket of your choice for each day you volunteer.

Further Information

If you have any questions or would like to discuss volunteer opportunities further, please contact the Project Manager,
Kate Murphy:

Email: kate@thesydney.com.au