Volunteering

Volunteers are vital to the AHSS.

Contributing their expertise, time and energy to ensure the society works effectively and thrives!

Without their help, the amount of work we 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 get involved, please contact Sarah, our Development Officer.

Contact Sarah

Cases Panels provide excellent learning opportunities for students, particularly as no previous experience is required

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Cases Panel Members

Comment on listed building and conservation area applications in one of our volunteer Cases Panels across the country. The Panels support both individuals and local communities to become engaged with the planning process.

Many distinguished architects, architectural and local historians, 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 gain invaluable practical experience in assessing proposals for historic buildings; whilst also acquiring a wide knowledge of the heritage of historic buildings, of the countryside, towns and villages in which they sit, and the problems which affect them.

Cases Panels provide excellent learning opportunities for students, particularly as no previous experience is required.

Council Members

All members of our governing body are volunteers, including the regional group chairs, officials and sub-committee members. These roles provide the opportunity to shape how the Society is organised nationally.

Publications

There are a number of volunteering opportunities within our Publications Committee, including: copy-editors for the AHSS Magazine, Journal editors, contributors to the Magazine and book reviewers.

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Outreach

Helping to prepare for and at outreach events e.g. Doors Open Day.

Assisting in the National Office, see how the whole charity works and gain skills at the same time.

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