Heritage Open Days couldn’t happen without the commitment and enthusiasm of local volunteers. 

Some 40,000 people from all walks of life are involved in opening up places and staging events every year. And so could you!

Help out at a local event

Lots of local organisers welcome new helpers, who:

  • Greet visitors
  • Guide tours
  • Research the history of a place
  • Sell refreshments
  • Collect feedback
  • Take photographs
  • Distribute leaflets
  • Spread the word through social media

If you’re interested in volunteering in your area, please contact your local coordinator (where listed) or drop a line to the national team and we’ll try to connect you with our local partners.

Help the national team

Each year our small team is boosted by some fantastic volunteers, who help us:

  • Run our social media streams
  • Gather stories and images for the media
  • Run our stakeholder events

You can meet our current volunteers on the Team page.

Opportunities - keep an eye on our News stream and social media feeds for the latest opportunities to join the national team