Brighton WonderFest

Curiosity Sussex

Register your Interest

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Brighton WonderFest, a one-day festival celebrating the wonder of the world around us!

We want to bring people together to share ideas, and we know how much of an impact volunteers have on making events a success!

We are looking for volunteers to help at the event in a variety of roles:

  •  Helping exhibitors set-up and run stands
  •  Welcoming visitors
  •  Escorting visitors around the exhibits
  •  Running creative stands
  •  Collecting evaluation data

...and more!


Our volunteers are really important to us, and we are really grateful for your support. Whether you have experience in running hands-on activities, organising events, or are purely keen to support a charity, you are welcome at Brighton WonderFest.

Our aim is to make WonderFest as accessible as possible: the main entrance is accessible by ramp, we will have hearing loops available and be running a quiet hour at the start of the event, open to anyone who prefers a quieter atmosphere. 

We will have a range of roles you can help with, and we'll rotate activities so you can experience a variety of activities. To apply, please fill in the form on our website.

Everyone is invited to explore Brighton WonderFest because we believe that diverse contributions lead to richer debates and knowledge generation. We expect our volunteers to enable people from all backgrounds and with different experiences to feel represented and included. We also aim to provide any reasonable adjustments.


  1.  Experience with STEM events
  2.  Fun
  3.  Lunch, drinks and snacks provided.

Practical Considerations

Brighton Racecourse is fully wheelchair accessible. Getting here:

By Bus:

Brighton Racecourse is well served by Brighton & Hove Bus routes 2, 22, 22A and 72A. Journey planner available here.

By Road:

Brighton Racecourse is easy to reach from the A27 Brighton bypass. If you are approaching Brighton on the A23 you need to go east on the A27. Head for signs directing you to Sussex University and take the B2123 to Woodingdean, turn right at the traffic lights and the Racecourse is approximately one mile on your left-hand side. This is the recommended route to avoid traffic congestion through the city centre, however the Racecourse is well sign-posted if you choose to enter central Brighton on the A23. 

 If you're coming from the seafront head for the Brighton Palace Pier before driving eastbound along Marine Parade. Turn left at the first set of lights into Lower Rock Gardens. Turn right at the second set of lights into Edward Street, then first left into Freshfield Road. The Racecourse is at the top of the hill.

 Car parking is free.

By Train:

Brighton is less than an hour from London by train and there are services from Victoria, London Bridge and Kings Cross. There are also frequent coastway services operating from Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Worthing and Portsmouth. 

Please contact National Rail Enquiries for more information 08457 484950 or visit for train times. 

By Taxi:

Brighton & Hove Streamline Taxis can be contacted directly on 01273 20 20 20 for bookings to and from the racecourse.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date 26/10/2019
End Date 27/10/2019
Details Timeslots available: All day (8.30am-6pm), Morning (8.30am-1pm), Afternoon (1-6pm)
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Brighton Racecouse
Freshfield Road

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    Lunch, drinks and snacks provided.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Training