Garden Greeter

BHCC - Royal Pavilion, Museums and Libraries

Register your Interest

The Royal Pavilion & Museums are currently looking for volunteers to join the Garden Greeter team for the Royal Pavilion estate for the summer season April - September 2020.

Garden Greeters is a well established scheme delivered within the Royal Pavilion gardens set up by estate partners The Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton Dome, The Pavilion Gardens Café and the Chapel Royal.  The Greeters provide a welcome onto the estate for visitors.


As a volunteer working for the Garden Greeters scheme:

  • You will ideally be confident to approach people. 
  • Have an ability to learn quickly and keep information up to date. 
  • Be prepared to work in what will be a busy environment. 
  • Be reliable, on time and flexible.


  • You will be working as part of a friendly team
  • You will receive free tours and talks as part of induction and on-going support
  • You will receive free entry to the Royal Pavilion & Museum sites for the duration of your volunteering with us.

Practical Considerations

This opportunity is based outside in the Royal Pavilion Gardens on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, and will also include bank holidays.  We would expect a commitment of at least one shift per week, which would be either 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm.

The shift involves a mixture of walking around the gardens talking to visitors answering questions about the history and what's on, and standing/sitting at an information table.

The scheme runs through the busy season, and the weather can vary from day to day!  Notifications are sent via text message to Greeters before shifts to inform of any cancellations.

When do I need to be available?

Details You would need to be available for a minimum of one shift per week on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Pavillion Gardens

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    There is full disabled access to the Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton Museum, and the ground floor of the Royal Pavilion, but no parking on site
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    The Royal Pavilion & Museums has an Equalities Policy and an Equalities Action Plan available on request.
  • Expenses
    Travel expenses within the Brighton & Hove area are covered by our expenses policy. This is to ensure we are ring-fencing our opportunities for people within the city.
  • Health and Safety
    We have very detailed Health & Safety Policies & Procedures and full training will be given on induction.
  • Induction
    A full induction covering all aspects of security, Health & Safety, and training to undertake the role will be given.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    All volunteers are insured with Brighton & covered under the organisation's insurance policies, once they have completed our registration form, which will be done at Induction
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
    We encourage applications from secondary school students and provide a buddy scheme.
  • Support on Offer
    The volunteer will be supported by the organisation's Volunteer Manager.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
    Shifts could be adapted to suit those with limited mobility; a buddy scheme is in place for those with additional needs.
  • Training
    Full training will be given on all aspects of Estate security, Health & Safety, and information provided on all buildings, the garden and the Estate.