Get Involved



The club is run entirely by people like you! Everyone gives their time for free and works together without bosses.

There is lots of information here but if you have any further questions just send an e-mail to cowleyclub@riseup.net

If you would like to help in the cafe or bar, talk to someone who is working and they'll show you where to put your name down for your first shift on the rota.  Once you've worked at the Cowley before you can come in and put your name down yourself. (To work in the bar you must be a member of the 12 London Road Social Club.)

To download our Volunteer Information click here: (pdf booklet to print out) or (word doc)

If you help out in the club you can join the Cowley Crew email list by e-mailing cowleyclub@riseup.net, introducing yourself, and asking to be added.

If you just want the monthly events and updates email go here.

Once you have been helping out for about three months you can apply at a general meeting to become a member of the Cowley Club Co-operative. This co-op owns the building and makes all major decisions about the Cowley. By becoming a member you have an equal say in the running of the whole project. This co-op has about 200 members and is different from the bar (12LRSC) co-op which has over 3000 members.

Cowley Collectives


Come along to a general meeting (first Monday of the month at 6.30pm) or check the calendar to find out about collective meetings.


Cafe

Learn from the finest vegan cooks in Brighton! Start by helping to prepare and serve, then create simple delicious meals or help behind the counter taking orders and selling books. You can also help with ordering food and the finances.
Cafe volunteer meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month.


Bar


Learn how to run a bar! You could also get involved in running the beer cellar, from changing barrels to cleaning lines there is loads to do. The bar collective also involves  ordering drinks doing the finances and general admin. If you want to get involved e-mail cowleyclub@riseup.net.

Bookshop

Help spread the info! You can help with finding new titles, ordering books, organising author talks and writing book reviews. Check the calendar for meetings or email cowleybooks (@) gmail.com to get involved.


Cleaning

Keeping the place spotless! The average cleaning shift takes around two hours, longer if you want to be extra thorough, and is usually done in the morning before the club opens.  A rota is displayed in the cafe/bar area. If you want to help put your name and contact details next to the rota. Occasionally there are more in depth cleaning binges, known to enthusiasts as “deep cleaning”.


Maintenance


Stop the club falling to pieces! If you want to help out with repairs please e-mail cowleyclub@riseup.net. Occasional work days are announced in advance but there are always odd jobs to do.

Admin

Making ends meet! From paying the bills to bookkeeping to applying for grants, we always need people to help manage and make us more money! E-mail cowleyclub@riseup.net to find out how you can help.

Entertainments

If I can't dance it's not my revolution! Put on your favourite bands, learn how to set up the PA and do the sound, 'street team' for gigs - flyer and poster or organise film showings, pub quizzes, games nights, talks, etc. - whatever your ideas - bring them along. Cowleyents AT gmail.com

Library

The card filers of the apocalypse! See the Library page for the next meeting and info on how to help out.

Mediation

The freshly reformed mediation collective welcomes new members. Please get in touch if you are experiencing problems with another person using the club and have been unable to resolve them. cowleymediation AT riseup.net


Other

Distributing flyers for the Cowley, taking out the rubbish, sorting out the leaflets, making window displays, doing the recycling, repairing computers, putting up exhibitions... there's always a lot to do... just ask what needs doing!