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Open House Cork

About Open House Cork

Open House is a simple but powerful concept, showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience, completely for free. Open House initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. The event is non-profit, funded by donations and is run primarily by volunteers.

Stemming from the success of similar festivals around the world, Open House Cork is a weekend of free building visits, lectures, children's activities and student projects engaging with the general public, providing a memorable experience of what good architecture is and of the ways in which it might be a force for cultural, social and economic good.

What's Involved

We are delighted to announce Open House Cork will be taking place on the weekend of the 4th October to the 6th October 2019.

Open House is a design festival which runs in cities across the world, celebrating the best architecture each city has to offer, and we were very excited to bring the event to Cork for a third time and to have so many celebrate with us by taking part!

Our series of talks, tours and exhibitions held in buildings all over the city showcased the rich and varying architecture of Cork, with all events being completely free.

Tasks will include:

Welcome the public,
Give them information,
Monitor the crowd/manage the queues,
and lastly thank them for coming.

In addition to the day(s) of the festival, there will be a short training session the weekend before in Cork city centre.

What's required for this position

A friendly, welcoming personality who is comfortable dealing with the public face to face. An interest in architecture and design is desired, but not required.

  • Architecture/ Design
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 4hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
There are multiple properties featured as part of the festival around Cork city. We also have a few locations in Blackrock, Bishopstown, and Douglas. (A few properties are accessible, but many are not.)

Other location details:
Cork city, Blackrock, Bishopstown, Douglas.

Also available in these counties

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Learning about unique architecture and design in Cork city, networking, and developing personal skills for interacting with the public. We will also have a party for hosts (architects and designers) and volunteers on the final evening of the event.

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