Volunteering at Eastside Projects

If you are interested in contemporary art and able to volunteer some time to help us deliver our programme of exhibitions and events please get in touch. Volunteering at the gallery lets you contribute to Eastside Projects in many different ways, see behind the scenes and gain an understanding of how our exhibitions and events are programmed and produced.

Without the support of our fantastic volunteers Eastside Projects would be a very different place. In order to say thank you we regularly award volunteers who have worked hard with free Extra Special People membership.

Extra Special People (ESP) is Eastside Projects Associate Membership scheme which supports the development of work, ideas, connections and careers though a programme of events, opportunities and projects. For more information click here.

Please note that student members cannot apply for all ESP opportunities, though they go to Salon Talks, Toolkit Workshops, Away Days and social events and book in for 1-2-1 surgeries with our ESP co-ordinator.

To find out more about volunteering at Eastside Projects please download our Volunteering Information Form. Unfortunately volunteering opportunities are not open to those under 18.

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Here's what our volunteers say:


"It's always a pleasure to volunteer with Eastside Projects. I've had masses of fun along the way, met some legendary people and gained some great transferable skills. Last year I helped thread beads with Gunilla Klingberg, this year I'm knitting with Bill Drummond - can't get variety like this anywhere else. It's a great place to volunteer! "


"My time as volunteer at Eastside has enabled me to learn about other exhibitions and events happening in Birmingham, meeting lots of new people along the way. It has given me access to new opportunities such as my recent work placement with Gecko, an international organisation who assign British volunteers to arts organisation within the EU. Through the scheme I have been awarded a 9 week internship at a gallery in Prague."

Eastside Projects staff and volunteers install Alice Channer's work for exhibition 'Caroline Achaintre, Sara Barker, Alice Channer', 26 May - 28 July 2012.