Introduction and Welcome

Volunteer Call-Out: Bristol Open Doors 2019

Each year, hundreds of volunteers help us to open the doors of the city’s iconic and hidden architectural spaces. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get behind the scenes at festival venues, meet interesting people and develop new skills.

For one weekend a year, Bristol Open Doors gives you the keys to the city. Discover heritage spaces, forgotten places and innovative design. Opening fascinating buildings and uncovering their secrets through expert-led tours, the festival celebrates the city’s architecture, heritage and design. Bristol Open Doors is produced by the Architecture Centre, with the support of a fantastic network of partners across the city.

Benefits of being a volunteer:
  • See behind the scenes of Bristol’s most interesting spaces, from some of the city’s most iconic heritage to boat tours along the Avon
  • Become part of a major festival and get involved in exciting and creative projects across the city
  • Get involved in festival communications- an opportunity for aspiring journalists, bloggers and creatives to get published on our digital channels
  • Learn new skills and gain contacts within the industry
  • Improve your public engagement skills
Queries: If you have any questions please contact Lucy MacDonald, Programme Manager,