Volunteering Opportunities with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

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How we work with Volunteers

‘It has made me more positive and hopeful about my future’ – Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival volunteer

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival welcome volunteer involvement across our events, heritage, and other programmes. We offer a rewarding and engaging programme that offers people of all backgrounds the opportunity to connect with each other, their community, and the arts.

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival volunteers can choose the events that interest them – for instance, building on a specific interest in community events, dance, or classical music. They can also choose to join on a seasonal basis only if they wish.

Volunteers work alongside our experienced and passionate Front of House team. Their contribution is invaluable. Like at many other arts charities, volunteers from our community play a key role at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival. The effort and generosity of volunteers helps to ensure that we can continue to stage new artistic commissions, support emerging and established artists, and develop innovative and inclusive new work.

What’s on offer?

  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Find out how a leading arts venue operates
  • Participate in training opportunities
  • Choose your own shifts
  • Spend time in our fabulous heritage buildings in the vibrant heart of Brighton
  • Access free and discounted tickets when available
  • Get experience for your CV
  • Earn Digital Badges describing your achievements to display on your CV and LinkedIn profiles

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Among the many individual benefits volunteering can have, is a positive impact on people’s mental health and wellbeing. It’s a way of engaging with the community, rebuilding confidence, and growing an interest in the arts. It can also be a less pressurised environment in which to try something new, allowing participants to gain valuable experience and improve prospects for employment.

As one of the founders of volunteering platform Good Space, we want to inspire everyone to volunteer, particularly those for whom participation has often been a barrier. By volunteering with Brighton Dome, you become part of a larger network of Sussex Arts and Culture volunteers, where there will be occasional opportunities to meet and to exchange experiences, at other exciting venues.

Our volunteer opportunities are supported by Good Space, funded through Arts Council England and UK Government funding.

What our Volunteers say

‘I'm so glad I signed up for this. It's one of the best decisions I've made and genuinely brings me joy and has really given me a lift. I hope I have been an effective member of the team so far. Thank you for the opportunity’

‘It has given me confidence and allowed me to explore positions I may want to pursue later. It has given me a sense of purpose and community and allowed me to attend some great events and meet great people’

‘So far it has only been a joy! After 39 years of pressurised full-time work, it is like bathing in milk and honey. Interesting, diverting and sooooo enjoyable’

‘They gave me a chance, which is a big thing for me’

‘It has brought me joy and positivity and really given me a boost to my mental health and well-being. I feel excited about the next shift and the future possibilities that volunteering at Brighton Dome will bring’

How to get involved

Have a look at our current volunteer opportunities or email us volunteers@brightondome.org

Brighton Dome welcomes applications from people with disabilities and who are Deaf, neurodivergent and / or disabled. We are able to make reasonable adjustments that enable you to participate in our volunteer program, such as alternative job descriptions, access statements, a volunteer buddy, large format training materials and we are open to any other support you might need. Our volunteer opportunities can be made wheelchair accessible. We are always open to discussing your needs.

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Front of House Volunteer

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Heritage Welcome Volunteer

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