The SPAB has a small, dedicated staff but our work relies heavily on the help of volunteers. Volunteers assist with all aspects of our activities. The main opportunities to get involved are with the SPAB Regional Groups, as a member of our Guardians' Committee and during our annual 'conservation in action' Working Party week.

In several counties member volunteers have formed Regional Groups, spreading good conservation philosophy locally with events and campaigns, and providing a much-loved and unique benefit of SPAB membership. The annual Working Party, a practical skills exchange at an old building in need of repair, would not be possible without the volunteers who spend a week onsite with SPAB staff. The SPAB's activities are guided by a set of experienced committees, and our Guardians' Committee uphold the ethos of the Society. 

Joining your Regional Group is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and to explore old buildings that are often closed to the public.

Enthusiastic about old buildings? Why not volunteer at one of our Working Parties, a week-long hands-on repair project at an old building in need. 

Made up of a range of heritage professionals, the Guardians' Committee safeguards the ethos of the Society. 

Other ways you can help

From speaking on courses to managing the courtyard garden, our volunteers do an enormous amount for the SPAB. Voluntary positions could involve cataloguing our archive, helping with front of house duties, assisting the casework team with their cases, general administration and research or sharing your skills at an educational event. All our current volunteering opportunities are shown on our careers page. Contact the SPAB if you wish to discuss other ways you might be able to volunteer with the SPAB.