Volunteers are vital to the AHSS. The contribute their expertise, time and energy to ensure the society works effectively and without their help, the amount of work we could do to study and protect Scotland’s architecture would be much reduced. Just some of the positions held by volunteers are listed below to give you an idea of the range of options available if you have some time and would like to help us in our work:
Cases Panel members – commenting on listed building and conservation area applications in one of our network of 13 volunteer cases panels across the country. The Panels support both individuals and local communities to become engaged with the planning process. Many very distinguished architects, architectural and local historians, who have given and are giving great service to the historic environment, have served long periods on the cases panels and new members have a chance to share their experiences of the built environment, to learn about its history and to shape its future. Cases Panel volunteers build invaluable practical experience in assessing proposals for historic buildings. Panel members acquire wide knowledge of the heritage; of historic buildings, of the countryside, towns and villages in which they sit and the problems which affect them.
If you want to know more about what it is like to be a volunteer, please read this article from a recent AHSS Magazine
Council members – all members of our governing body are volunteers, including the regional group chairs, officials and sub-committee members
Publications – copy-editors for the AHSS Magazine, Journal and Magazine editors, contributors to Magazine, including reviewing recent books
Outreach – helping to prepare for and at outreach events e.g. Doors Open Day
Volunteering opportunities are periodically available; if you think you may be able to help us, please contact us at the National Office.