About Key to the City

What if anyone could decide who has freedom to the city?
What if everyone, not just the chosen few, could be recognised with the Key to the City of Birmingham?
What if this Key could open dozens of spaces around the city?
And what if all those spaces together created a portrait of Birmingham?

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents Key to the City is a project that turns all these “what ifs” into reality. During the summer of 2022 anyone will be able to award the Key to the City to whomever they want, for whatever reason they want. No background checks necessary, all previous sins will be overlooked, and all doors will be unlocked. For a limited time, a minimum of 12,000 key holders will be able to explore private, hidden, secret and intriguing places and spaces that are usually inaccessible to the public and that will bring a new perspective to the city.

Why volunteer?
Become a part of Birmingham’s biggest celebration of Culture. We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to play a vital role in creating an unforgettable cultural experience across the city of Birmingham. Get first-hand experience of working on a festival, developing the skills required to make cultural events happen. Meet like-minded people and join an incredible community of local cultural activists. Become part of the Fierce family.

What will you be doing?
Act as a main point of contact for information about the project, the programme and the city for visitors from near and far. Act as lead team for the Key Exchange location, facilitating the key ceremony, and directing visitors. Meet and greet visitors at locations, provide event support for wrap around events and provide crucial support to the production team.

You’ll need to be 18+ to be eligible to volunteer for us.

Our project goes live on 28 May so don't wait - get in touch today!

Follow the link below for more information and to register your interest: