Every year Doors Open Days is supported across the regions by Volunteers. Without the volunteer support the programme wouldn't exist, so we want to take this opportunity this national Volunteers' Week to say THANK YOU to all those people who make Doors Open Days happen.
In 2017 3,500+ volunteers contributed 15,800+ hours across 916 venues.
That's a lot of thank you's from us to all of you.
Volunteers give their time to do a lot of things. They help at venues by preparing activities, researching histories, leading tours, giving talks, welcome visitors on the day. They help to count our visitors. They help the regional coordinators in their offices throughout the year to deliver interesting and ever-changing programmes. They help collect, collate and coordinate all the data at the end of the year.
watch out for some stories about how the volunteers support Doors Open Days in different ways across the regions.