Volunteer with the national HODs team!

Are you interested in supporting and encouraging local communities across England to celebrate and share the places that matter to them? We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to play a key part in the promotion and development of this year's festival.

Volunteer Website Content Creator

Ever wondered how such a large and diverse festival runs? Join the friendly and dedicated Heritage Open Days team, and develop your skills and contact network. You’ll play a key role researching and promoting highlights for England’s largest grassroots heritage festival - there’s no better way to get an overview of the sector. 

What's involved?
  • Research, develop and write diverse and engaging content for our website to engage participants and the wider public with this year's event & themes
  • Support and promote HODs events and activities through researching and writing 'Festival Spotlight' posts
  • Source images and provide information for stories

 "This has been an extremely rewarding opportunity for me...it was really nice to learn from everyone on a daily basis and always feel like I had support when I needed it." Courtney - previous volunteer

You will enjoy the role if you:
  • Have good attention to detail and excellent written English with some creative flair
  • Feel confident in communicating with a wide range of people in a friendly manner
  • Are interested in history, architecture and cultural heritage, and in exploring and connecting with people across the cultural sector
What can we offer you?
  • Ongoing support throughout, with wider career discussions
  • Flexible working days and hours
  • Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering place, and other reasonable expenses agreed in advance

“I found it extremely rewarding, giving me a greater insight into the sector as well as building my confidence after making the decision to change my career.” Archie - previous volunteer

This is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the heritage sector, with previous volunteers going on to work at organisations such as...The National Gallery, Tate, RIBA, Historic Houses, V&A and The Heritage Alliance.

Interested? Find out more....

How to apply?