Get involved with BREMF

From its earliest days BREMF has been celebrated for the friendliness and efficiency of its volunteers. They are core to making the festival what it is, not just at concerts during the festival but throughout the year. We welcome volunteersof all ages and for a wide range of activities from helping us market events targeting young audiences to working behind the bar. In addition we offer an annual training scheme to provide vital experience for young graduates looking to pursue a career in Arts Administration.

Be part of a friendly team - the BREMF 'Family':

  • Attend concerts for free
  • Meet festival artists
  • Gain valuable experience

Volunteer at BREMF

We are looking for reliable people who can commit to helping with one or more of a wide range of activities. In exchange, they get to enjoy BREMF concerts for free, have opportunities to meet some of the performers and become part of the very friendly BREMF ‘family’. Here's what some of our present team have to say:

It has been a huge pleasure and privilege to be involved with the Festival once again. I really feel part of it now, it has changed my life, given me something big and valuable to care about, and a new circle of smashing friends.

I totally enjoyed my first time as a BREMF volunteer and I'm already missing it. I definitely hope to be back in future. Thanks very much for letting me be a part of this wonderful festival.

It has been a privilege and an inspiration to have been involved with the Festival. It has been fantastic and Brighton is the richer for it!

Fill in this form with details of what you can offer, or email volunteer@bremf.org.uk

How you can help

  • Helping out at concerts and events by selling programmes, serving at the bar, ushering, looking after artists and checking tickets
  • Assisting with a range of publicity around the region
  • Moving chairs, staging, harpsichords etc. before and after concerts
  • Using social media to spread the word
  • Driving performers (in your own car)
  • Driving the BREMF van during the festival
  • Helping with sound and lighting set-ups (n.b. valuable training given)
  • Occasional help with formatting copy and designing layouts for publications and web pages
  • Driving young artists for our education projects during the day


Join our 16-30 User Group

You are not alone! There are plenty of young people out there who love early music - or who would if they ever got to hear any. Our 16-30 user group is there to help reach new audiences for the vast range of music covered by the term 'early music' and to help us demystify and present what we offer in an attractive way.

Help us develop the festival and have your say

  • Give us vital advice and feedback on a range of topics from publicity and ticketing, to effective concert formats and suitable venues for events targeting younger audiences
  • Spread the word through social media and help us forge links with other organisations, venues etc. who would be interested in working with us
  • Volunteer for the festival and especially at Early Music Live! events working alongside our graduate trainees
To join, email Cathy Boyes at cathy@bremf.org.uk

Be a BREMF Ambassador

BREMF Ambassadors are audience members with a passion for what the festival does. They come together every few months to discuss ways to help the festival reach out to new audiences. By harnessing the power of word of mouth recommendation, BREMF Ambassadors are the festival's 'eyes and ears on the ground' in the local community, in Brighton and further afield. If you are interested in joining BREMF Ambassadors please get in touch with Cathy Boyes at cathy@bremf.org.uk