Hastings Pier Charity is incredibly grateful to all the volunteers who have dedicated their time and talent to support our project. Their passion and dedication is inspirational and their help is keeping the Pier alive for future generations to enjoy.

Current opportunities include; Events Stewarding, Visitor Services, Heritage Interpretation, as well as Education and Family days.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete and return the application form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Current volunteers can view rotas, event info and news at volunteers.hastingspier.org.uk.

We are currently recruiting for:

Event Assistant Volunteer

The Events Assistant Volunteer will ensure that all visitors are welcomed warmly to Hastings Pier and given the information required to make the most out of the event they are attending. The volunteer will be providing event assistance for commercial and community events at the Pier.

Time commitment

Varied subject to event programming. Larger events are expected to operate during evenings and weekends throughout peak season. Volunteers will be given advanced notice of events where possible.



School and Family Activity Assistant Volunteer

Do you want to have fun and help visitors discover the magic of Hastings Pier? Do you enjoy interacting with and inspiring children? Do you have experience of working with children or would like to gain experience for a career working with children in the heritage sector? Hastings Pier Charity is about to open to the public and we are looking for volunteers to support us with the delivery of our schools and family activities. You will learn about the history of Hastings Pier and deliver your choice of sessions to your preferred age group. Examples of what you could be involved in are: school photography workshops, Victorian theme days, secondary schools study days and family craft activities and festivals.

Time commitment

You will be part of a team of volunteers who support and deliver schools and/or family activities, a list of activities will be send out every 2 months for you to sign up to. (Family activities will be in school holidays and weekends)



Visitor Services Volunteer

The Visitor Services Volunteer will ensure that all visitors are welcomed warmly to Hastings Pier and given the information required to make the most out of their Pier experience. The volunteer will be providing general visitor services including, but not limited to, the Pier Hub and Information & Retail Kiosk.

Time commitment

We are currently working in 3-3.5 hour slots between 10am-8pm daily including weekends. We are particularly looking for evening and weekend cover. Preferred commitment of one or more shifts per week.



What's in it for you:

· Become a part of a friendly and dedicated team
· Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
· Benefit from a comprehensive training programme and full support
· Build on your skills, knowledge and confidence
· Take part in a range of social events

To apply to become a Hastings Pier Charity volunteer, please download and complete the application form below:

Volunteer application form

For more information or further details about the roles please contact: volunteer@hpcharity.co.uk