Volunteer opportunities

Brighton & Hove Open Door co-ordinator

We need people to help us to co-ordinate the opening of dozens of buildings in the Brighton & Hove area during the annual Heritage Open Weekend each September.

There are two sides to this task: one is to find interesting buildings and encourage their keepers to open them; the other is to list the details of these buildings on national and local websites and, of course, on social media. Creative thinking, a persuasive manner and an attention to detail are useful talents in this role.


We need people to join our woodworking team.  You will be working in a small team in the basement of number 10.  The team is busy restoring an ice larder, repairing door frames and installing cupboards in the housekeeper's room. We have both experienced woodworkers and those learning the skills for the first time.

Traditional slate roof repairs

Our roof has a leak and we need someone who knows how to work with natural slate to help us fix it. Please get in touch if you have some time to spare us.

Tradespeople and willing helpers

Conservation and restoration takes time and skill, so if you are a building craftsperson with a little time to spare, or a willing helper who would like to learn and contribute, we'd love to hear from you. We supply the tools and materials.

Data research and collation

Our MyHouseMyStreet website already holds thousands of pieces of information about the history of Brighton & Hove. It is a cornerstone to much of our work and we have more records to add to it. Our new project Here in the Past needs help with research and data input, a task that can sometimes be done from home.


Restoring a Regency building takes time and money, so we need help with fundraising initiatives and writing project proposals. A way with words or being able to find your way around a spreadsheet will come in handy here.

Other opportunities

There are many jobs that need doing at the Town House and we are always interested to hear from people who want to help. Please email office@rth.org.uk if you would like to join in.