Become a Volunteer

An Unforgettable Experience

Do you enjoy communicating with people and learning new things? Are you interested in Prague and the stories of its buildings? Do you want to dedicate your time to a meaningful and fulfilling activity and experience something extraordinary at the same time? Then you’re exactly who we’re looking for!

Join our volunteer program and help us open the city. Become a part of an organization that aims to explain the architecture around us and the place where we live. If you like architecture and design and you’re interested in the public space, that means you’re our person. Selfless acts of help are very fulfilling, have you ever tried it? Without our volunteers, the festival would never be able to happen and grow. Join us! The application form for Open House Prague 2024 can be found below.

Note: The application form linked above is in Czech. You can use the Chrome Translator to fill out the application.

Dobrovolnice Open House Praha před budovou Českého rozhlasu v Karlíne, foto: Radoslav Vnenčák
Volunteering brings new experiences, photo: Radoslav Vnenčák

I’m incredibly happy about becoming a part of the Open House family. I remember the day when the founder of the Prague editon, Andrea Šenkyříková, came up with the idea. I thought it was absolutely amazing but also very brave. Convincing institutions and the private sector to basically let strangers into their ‘living room’?! It almost seemed like utopia to me back then… One decade later, I have to bow down not only before Andrea and the team she has managed to build but also before the hundreds volunteers who are an integral part to the festival’s success. Volunteering for Open House Prague is not just about opening the door to some building but also about opening the door to a whole new life. You’ll meet new people and see new places, and I firmly believe that you’ll have a great time.

Lejla Abbasová,
ambassador of the volunteer program

Závěrečné video OHP 2023

When you do something voluntarily, you do it with more excitement and enthusiasm. Mostly because you want to, not because you have to. For me, working for the festival means to combine my love for architecture with a desire to spread that love around. Once you get a taste of Open House Prague, you never want to stop.

volunteer Míša
Dobrovolník Open House Praha poskytující návštěvníci informace o festivalu
Volunteers provide visitors with information on the festival, photo: Marie Hendrychová
Dobrovolník Open House Praha provázející návštěvníky industriálními prostory bývalé továrny KOH-I-NOOR
Overcome your fears and become a tour guide, photo: Jan Urbánek

Why Join Us?

  • You can experience the festival from a completely different perspective.
  • You’ll gain a lot experience, make memories, and maybe even surpass yourself.
  • You’ll meet a lot of new people and friends, who you can see regularly as part of the entire volunteer program.
  • You’ll become a part of one of the biggest cultural events in Prague, one that has an international significance.
  • Throughout the year, you’ll get invited to tours of selected buildings and other events.
  • You’ll learn fascinating details about Prague architecture and enter usually inaccessible buildings.
  • You’ll get a t-shirt from our limited edition of apparel and a copy of our printed guide.
  • We’ll provide you with delicious refreshments.
  • You’ll get a reference from us about your volunteer work.
  • We’ll invite you to the festival afterparty.
  • But most of all, if you volunteer in any kind of way, it’ll be an enriching experience for yourself!

I was kind of worried if I could do this at my age and how young people would enjoy working with an “old woman”. But it was fantastic! So much I can’t even describe it. An amazing team of volunteers despite the age differences, amazing visitors! If I can, I will definitely participate again next year! I’m already looking forward to it. Once again, thank you so so much – you and all the organizers!

volunteer Olga

How can you help us?

Anyone can become a volunteer. Our volunteer program connects people across generations; your age or profession doesn’t matter. What’s important is your enthusiasm and reliability.

What are the most commong roles of volunteers?

  • They help us coordinate the traffic in the open buildings during the festival weekend.
  • They guide tours for the public, children, or people with disabilities (the deaf, the blind).
  • They take care of visitors during the festival’s accompanying program as well as events that take place throughout the year.
  • Experienced volunteers lead teams of volunteers and make sure that everyone is happy.
  • They provide photos and videos from the event.
  • They are involved in the festival preparations – they create and corrects texts about the buildings, help with small administration tasks, distribute posters and other promotional materials around Prague.
  • They inform visitors, sell our merchandise and the festival guide in the information center and make sure that it operates smoothly.
Dobrovolník Open House Praha s 3D modelem budovy asistuje návštěvníci se zrakovým postižením
Dobrovolnice Open House Praha podává návštěvníkům festivalu informace o budově Meteor Park Office Centre
Open House Prague volunteers come from various age groups and professions, photo: Ivan Beneš

…Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of this event. It was beautiful and I enjoyed it so much. It was great to experience the festival from a different perspective and see how much effort goes into the whole event. I admire the endless energy that you pour into it and how you manage to be incredibly nice to everyone around you at the same time.

volunteer Katka
Koordinátorka dobrovolníků Open House Praha Renáta Hajnová
Renáta Hajnová, coordinator of Open House Prague volunteers, photo: Eva Kořínková

Still can’t decide? Any questions?

You can contact our coordinator of volunteers Renáta Hajnová, who will gladly answer your questions.
+420 721 715 054

Renáta started out as a volunteer in the open buildings, and as she says herself, the atmosphere and experiences were so infectious that it made her go even further. 🙂 Eventually, she started leading an entire team of volunteers and now handles the entire volunteer program.

Open House Prague Volunteers

Stay in Touch

Throughout the year, we send our newsletter about the festival and other events in english.