Volunteer, London Design Biennale 2018


About the London Design Biennale 2018

Building on the enormous success of the inaugural 2016 London Design Biennale, over 40 countries and territories will be welcomed to the second edition of this prestigious global event, 4-23 September 2018.

A highlight on the global cultural calendar, the Biennale will see some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious designers, innovators and cultural organisations gather in Somerset House to celebrate the universal power of design and explore the role of design in our collective futures. The exhibition will see the world’s nations presenting newly commissioned works in contemporary design, design-led innovation, creativity and research in response to theme of ‘Emotional States’.

For more information about the London Design Biennale, please visit

Volunteer Opportunities

The London Design Biennale team are seeking volunteers who are interested in art and/or design and keen to learn more about our high-profile exhibition and events. As a London Design Biennale volunteer, our aim is to provide you with valuable experience and insight into the international design community. You’ll also observe and contribute to the staging of a major international design event as well learn about the latest ideas in design.

Benefits include:

  • Gain insights into how an exhibition and public events programme is run
  • Gain visitor services experience in one of the UK’s most visited attractions
  • Attend special tours of Somerset House and learn more about the London Design Biennale
  • Induction, training and regular support from the LDB and Somerset House teams
  • Social events for volunteers during the Biennale
  • Accreditation and letter of reference from the London Design Biennale
  • Complimentary LDB T-shirt
  • Paid lunch and travel expenses within London

If you're interested in being part of this prestigious global event and you're comfortable with interacting with people, the London Design Biennale are keen to hear from you. 

Please visit our website for more information and to apply.