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Gold Coast Open House needs you! Whether you are new to the coast or a long time local; an interested citizen, an architect or design professional, a historian or city planner, a student or retiree – we are seeking people who share an enthusiasm for celebrating the richness and diversity of the Gold Coast’s built environment.  Sign on to share the celebrations, meet new friends and learn more about our city from behind the scenes.

General Building Volunteers

General building volunteers are responsible for assisting the Building Manager or Shift Manager to ensure the building runs smoothly and visitors enjoy their Gold Coast Open House experience. This includes assisting with set up and pack up of the volunteer area in the building.

What’s involved?

Volunteers work one shift of up to four hours to help out in a variety of ways, which may include:

  • Staffing check-in at one of our participating sites
  • Assisting guides with crowd control
  • Meet and greet visitors, manage lines, ask visitors to sign up for Gold Coast Open House’s mailing list.
  • Work with site owners and managers to ensure that visitors are welcomed and follow any necessary building requirements.
  • Assist with a kids program
What is the commitment?
  • Attend one of our required training sessions before Gold Coast Open House Day Event and pick up your Gold Coast Open House Volunteer lanyard pass and information pack.
  • Work one volunteer shift (up to 4 hours) on, Saturday of Gold Coast Open House Day Event, October 17.
  • Meet and greet visitors, manage lines, ask visitors to sign up for our mailing list.
  • Work with our Sponsors (the site owners and managers) to ensure that visitors are welcomed and follow any necessary building requirements.
What are the benefits?
  • The opportunity to meet others who share your interest in architecture, design, history, and Gold Coast’s built environment.
  • The ability to advance to the front of the line at any participating Gold Coast Open House Day Event (except those that require advance registration) with your Gold Coast Open House Volunteer Pass.
  • A wrap party and reception for Gold Coast Open House volunteers.
 Privacy Statement

Gold Coast Open House is collecting your information for the purpose of the Gold Coast Open House event. This information will be accessed by the Gold Coast Open House working committee only. Your information will not be given or used by any other person or agency unless you give us permission or we are required by law.

Information Session

Volunteers are required to attend an information session for Gold Coast Open House to collect their volunteer pack, be assigned to a Property, and receive relevant information about the day.

Date:  Monday 12 October 2015

Venue:  Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Time:  Three short presentations will be held at 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm.  If you are unable to make these presentations, representatives from Gold Coast Open House will be available between 4pm and 7pm to assist you.

Photography Volunteer

We need volunteer photographers, keen amateur or professional, to take photos for Gold Coast Open House as people enjoy the event on 17 October 2015. We hope to have a range of images which showcase the event, the buildings, interiors and Gold Coast generally.

What’s involved?

As a Gold Coast Open House photographer, you will be assigned buildings to photograph on the day of the event. You will be required to submit these images at the highest quality on 1 disk and/or USB with your name and contact details clearly listed so that we can credit you when these images will be used in future Gold Coast Open House events promotion.

Terms and Conditions

Gold Coast Open House reserves the right to publish any submitted photos, in electronic and printed promotional material including use of images in the media for Gold Coast Open House. We will credit you as the photographer. There will be no payment for the use of the copyright. We will not sell or give away the rights to use your photographs to any third party without seeking prior consent. It is fine to enter the Gold Coast Open House Photography Competition with one or more of the images you take on the day (if you wish to enter the competition).

Information Session

Volunteers are required to attend an information session for Gold Coast Open House to collect their volunteer pack, be assigned to a Property, and receive relevant information about the day.

Date:  Monday 12 October 2015

Venue:  Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Time:  Three short presentations will be held at 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm.  If you are unable to make these presentations, representatives from Gold Coast Open House will be available between 4pm and 7pm to assist you.

Sponsorship

As a not-for-profit organisation, Gold Coast Open House relies on financial and in-kind support to hold the event. Becoming a financial sponsor, in-kind supporter or media partner is an opportunity to position your organisation as a leader within the local and business community. Importantly, it shows your commitment to the growing awareness of the values of good design and sustainability in the built environment.

Align your organisation and its brand to a young, innovative event and promote your organisation, its services and people during Gold Coast Open House, and through the event’s extensive range of print and digital media.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Our Partners

City of Gold Coast
National Trust of Australia (Queensland)
Australian Institute of Architects
Sunland Group
Queensland Heritage Council
Hickey Lawyers
Griffith University
Absee Media
QT Gold Coast
Reece
Philip Follent Architects
Urbis
ABC Gold Coast
Hot Tomato
Hello Marketing
Halfnine
Blue Shadow Group
Mode Design
J M Pearce Architects
Fluid Architecture
Dimension 3 Architects
Skypoint Observation Deck Gold Coast
Boomerang Bags
Environmental Heritage Protection
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