Volunteer opportunities

Brighton & Hove Open Door co-ordinator

We need people to help us to co-ordinate the opening of dozens of buildings in the Brighton & Hove area during the annual Heritage Open Weekend each September.

There are two sides to this task: one is to find interesting buildings and encourage their keepers to open them; the other is to list the details of these buildings on national and local websites. Creative thinking, a persuasive manner and an attention to detail are useful talents in this role.

Development

Restoring a Regency building takes time and money, so we need help with fundraising initiatives and writing project proposals. A way with words or being able to find your way around a spreadsheet will come in handy here.

Friends Group

Your job will be to encourage more people to join our Friends Group and contribute to fundraising appeals and acquisitions, in return for a regular newsletter and invitations to exclusive events and private views.

Carpenters/Woodworkers

We need someone to join our woodworking team.  You will be working in a small team in the basement of number 10 helping to restore an ice larder. We welcome those who have little experience or even those who have loads if experience.  Enthusiasm is key.

Traditional slate roof repairs

Our roof has a leak and we need someone who knows how to work with natural slate to help us fix it. Please get in touch if you have some time to spare us.

Researcher, scriptwriter

We have been experimenting with using mobile apps and augmented reality to tell stories about people who lived in Brighton in the past. We need help to find pictures of people and places, discover their stories and write and record dialogue for our characters in history.

Tradespeople and willing helpers

Conservation and restoration takes time and skill, so if you are a building craftsperson with a little time to spare, or a willing helper who would like to learn and contribute, we'd love to hear from you.

Data research and collation

Our MyHouseMyStreet website already holds thousands of pieces of information about the history of Brighton & Hove. It is a cornerstone to much of our work and we have more records to add to it. We need help with research and data input, a task that can sometimes be done from home.

Other opportunities

There is a wide range of jobs that need doing at the Town House and we are always interested to hear from people who want to help. Please email office@rth.org.uk if you would like to join in.