An image of a vole holding a hazelnut to their mouth.

Become a vole this summer!

We’re looking for volunteers to support activities at our central hub in Brighton. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a professional arts environment and understand the behind-the-scenes of ONCA’s daily activities and programme development. 

  • Salary: Unpaid. Travel expenses £5 per day.
  • Length: 6 months from April to September 2023. 
  • Hours: 1 day per week at ONCA, could include evenings and weekends. 

Role requirements: 

  • Supporting the everyday tasks of running a coworking space 
  • Gardening & DIY 
  • Front of house duties at ONCA events 
  • Supporting with install and de-install of window exhibitions 
  • Transcribing, proofreading, subtitling videos and podcasts
  • Invigilating exhibitions (ensuring artworks are safe) 
  • Writing blog posts for our website 
  • Assisting with workshops 
  • Support with ONCA Green Curtain Award at Brighton Fringe Festival 2023
  • Assisting and research around improving ONCA’s sustainability practices (composting, recycling, energy efficiency etc.) 
  • Support with fundraising and marketing 
  • Social media support 
  • Representing ONCA around the city at different events, forums etc. 

Skills required:

  • Reliable, responsible and punctual 
  • Approachable and happy meeting/talking to new people 
  • Passionate about the arts and climate justice 
  • Committed to ONCA’s environmental and social justice mission


    • Gain a clear understanding of ONCA values and objectives
    • Put into practice skills related to the role responsibilities
    • Learn about and participate in an environmentally active organisation
    • Engage with ONCA’s community and networks

We acknowledge structural exclusion in the arts, and are actively striving to make ONCA a more inclusive organisation. We are keen to encourage applications from people who may face barriers to employment in the arts (e.g. POC, LGBTQIA+, disabilities). Click here to read our equal opportunities policy.

How to apply 

Please email with a CV and an email explaining they you would like to volunteer at ONCA

Deadline to apply: midnight, Tuesday 28 March 2023

If you have any questions or would like to discuss access needs, please call 01273 607101 or email

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