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About the organisation


Open-City is a charity that aims to broaden awareness and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in architecture. We try aim to educate people about and create access to the best architecture London has to offer, including: Open House London Annual Event, Open House Families, Green Sky Thinking, Regular architecture tours, and shorter term education initiatives.

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 22 September 2019

Open House London is the capital’s largest architecture festival, with more than 800 buildings of all types and periods opening up their doors to all, completely free! Attracting thousands of people each year, it truly is a citywide celebration of the buildings, places and the neighbourhoods where we live, work and study.

Role Aim: 



You could volunteer as a steward to help manage queues, act as extra security for participating buildings, hand out fact sheets, and answer practical questions. You could also volunteer as a guide and do a little more research in order to lead tours talk about the architecture, function and history of the buildings. Training will be provided.

This event may be of interest to those with knowledge of architecture, engineering, town planning, or any subject that might be related to the built environment.

Why you should volunteer: Volunteering with Open House London offers a great opportunity to meet a variety of new people, gain new experiences and transferable skills, useful for CV development and a chance to learn more about the capital’s architecture and design.

Skills needed: 




Over 800 buildings open up and around 300 request volunteers, you will choose your preferred location from our online site.
Time commitment: 
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Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here