Open House Europe - Open House Dublin 2024

Volunteer Exchange Programme


Open House Europe is a collaborative project between 12 European cultural organisations with a shared vision of promoting architecture as a positive force for change.

We invite experienced Open House Dublin volunteers to apply to participate in an international volunteer exchange programme in 2024.

Exchange volunteers will have a unique opportunity to participate in an Open House festival in another European city, to expand their knowledge and experience of volunteering, while also making new connections with like-minded architecture and culture enthusiasts.

In 2024, experienced volunteers may apply for the following cities:

  • Brno (17-19 May)
  • Prague (17-19 May)
  • Vilnius (17-19 May)
  • Stockholm (4-6 Oct)
  • Tallinn (11-13 Oct)


You can participate in the Volunteer Exchange programme if

  • You are over 18 years old.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have more than one year of volunteer experience with Open House Dublin or another Open House festival.
  • You are available on the specific dates of the selected Open House festival (as above).

Application and selection process:

The closing date for applications is 6pm 18 February. Late applications will not be considered.

Apply for the Volunteer Exchange using the online application form

Applicants for the exchange programme will be shortlisted by Open House Dublin and may be invited to a short informal interview as part of the selection process. Successful applicants (1 per festival) will be notified by 4 March, followed by a trilateral agreement with full terms and conditions.

Every Open House festival is a little bit different. You may be asked to participate as a steward or to assist in guiding tours, depending on your knowledge and skills. You may also be asked to take photographs or assist the festival’s organising team. You will have the opportunity to meet with the organisers online prior to your visit and we will work to match your interests with their needs.We will cover all travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Read about the first volunteers sent from Open House Dublin in 2023.

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Open House Europe is coordinated by Architektūros fondas in Vilnius and is co-funded by the European Union through Creative Europe.

The Irish Architecture Foundation and Open House Dublin are proud to be part of Open House Europe, a collaborative project between 11 European cultural organisations with a shared vision of promoting architecture as a positive force for change.

This cooperation project unfolds a multi-layered view of quality architecture across Europe and unites people of all professions, interests and visions – from volunteers and curious enthusiasts to young and experienced professionals and organisations.

Together we aim to connect through our built environment, and facilitate a common ground between the creators of architecture and its users. Open House Europe encourages and promotes an interest in architecture among various audiences, helps them gain new perspectives on their local surroundings, and invites them to envision the future of architecture in Europe.

The project is coordinated by Architektūros fondas and co-funded by the European Union.

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