Celebrating Volunteers Week

1 Jun 2023

Every year we work with a wonderful team of volunteers who support hundreds of events and activities across our year-round and Festival programme. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of them!

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival events supported by volunteers include:

  • Heritage Research
  • Open Days
  • Community and Family workshops
  • Brighton Festival Greeting
  • Market research
  • Blog-writing
  • Oral Histories
  • Archiving
  • Creating sound pieces
  • One Minute App 

We continue to be fascinated by the wonderful stories researched by our tireless team of Heritage Volunteers and are delighted some of our volunteers have even joined our Front of House events team.

Here’s what some of our volunteers had to say about their experience:

Maggie is stood in the Brighton Dome Concert Hall with the chairs of the stalls and the balcony behind her. She is looking away from the camera with her hands clasped in front of her

Image credit: Rosie Powell

'I set foot on Brighton soil, knowing only 1 person, and had six months to discover myself, a new city and a new life. So what does one do when they want to make an impact and meet awesome people along the way?  Volunteer!​

​The immense support from the group of volunteers is a feeling that I hope everyone gets to experience - it made me feel valued and seen like never before. The One Minute App Project was particularly special because all content was created by members of the volunteer group from various backgrounds and demographics. I chose to volunteer as a way to meet new like-minded people and ended up staying to build a life, so you never know what possibilities volunteering can bring!'​

​Maggie, Heritage Volunteer

Ian looks towards the camera. He has his arms folded and wears a dark jacket with a black and white striped top underneath

Image credit: Rosie Powell

‘When I stopped work I presumed that I would probably never fill in an application form again or have another interview. By the end of the following week I had done both.​

Being in the volunteer team has been wonderful. I have learnt new skills, gained local history knowledge and made new friendships. I hope I have also put something back and made some useful contribution.​’

Ian, Heritage Volunteer

Philip looks towards the camera. He has a grey beard, wears all black and has a pink lanyard round his neck with a Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival logo on it

Image credit: Rosie Powell

‘It can be difficult to become part of an established volunteer team but the team at the Brighton Dome – both volunteers and employees – have made every effort to make me feel welcome and integral to the ‘mission’. ​

I find Brighton Dome to be a fascinating place, given its place in the city’s history - indeed I enjoyed volunteering so much at Brighton Dome, I now have a job there!​’

Phillip, Heritage Volunteer

Could this be you? If you would like to find out more about volunteering at Brighton Dome, please get in touch with us at volunteers@brightondome.org or look through our range of current opportunities here