Volunteering

We are currently recruiting for volunteers to help at Open House this year, on Saturday 16th September 2017 – Sunday 17th September 2017.

Open House is London's largest festival of architecture and design where over 800 buildings across London open their doors to the public for free. 6,000 people volunteer every year over the weekend event.

Registered volunteers can now choose their time slots for this year. Please sign in.

What is involved?

As a volunteer you will be helping building owners/representatives to open their buildings to the public. In a lot of cases, the buildings would not be able to open without volunteer support.

You only have to commit one morning or afternoon on one day during the event, and you will be able to choose a slot from a list of buildings which have requested support.

Why should I volunteer?

97% of our volunteers would recommend the experience to a friend.

Helping to make Open House happen is a rewarding experience. It offers new experiences and skills, as well as providing a great opportunity to learn more about architecture and the built environment. As a thank you for volunteering, you will also receive:

  • a volunteer priority badge which allows you to jump the queues at most buildings over the weekend
  • a complimentary copy of the Open House guide (normally £6.99)
  • invitation to the closing party held at one of our participating buildings on the Sunday evening

If you have further questions about volunteering which aren't answered here, please contact volunteers@open-city.org.uk or call 0207 383 2131