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Open House Festival Dublin - Volunteer

Irish Architecture Foundation

About Irish Architecture Foundation

The Irish Architecture Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture. Open House Dublin (OHD) is the flagship event of the IAF: a free annual celebration of the city’s best architecture, when buildings of all types and periods open their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore Dublin City.

What's Involved

Are you excited about culture, architecture, and meeting new people? Get involved in the Open House Festival Dublin! The Festival runs on the weekend from the 11th and 13th October, this year’s theme is “City in Motion”.

OHD volunteers are public facing roles and will be placed at our main events during the weekends and help out on weekdays. The role involves welcoming visitors, managing queues, following tours, assisting the public and being mindful of the health and safety of all visitors during opening hours. This year we will be offering a variety of volunteer positions throughout the OHD programme giving you the chance to be more involved in OHD. We’re looking for: visitor facing roles such as steward, info hub attendants, volunteer area managers and tour guides.

As a OHD Volunteer you’re an IAF ambassador and will engage with architectural enthusiasts such as yourself.

Full training (one hour induction) and a Volunteer pack will be provided. This role suits outgoing, reliable and motivated volunteers. Applicants must commit a minimum of 4 hours and attend our volunteer session training.

If you assist us for 3-4 hours during the weekend of Open House, in return a party will be thrown in your honour.

Further information available on our website here

To Apply
OHD Volunteer 2019 Registration Link

What's required for this position

Friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about Architecture and your city

  • Architecture/ Design
  • Arts/ Music/ Drama
  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Hospitality/ Befriending

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 4hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Various locations across Dublin City

Other location details:
City Centre North and South

Also available in these counties
Dublin, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown

Screening details for this role:

  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

If you assist us for 3-4 hours during the weekend of Open House, in return a party will be thrown in your honour.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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