The club is run entirely by people like you! Everyone gives their time for free and works together without bosses.
If you would like to help in the cafe
, 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 coming to a general meeting and introducing yourself and asking to be added on.
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.
Come along to a general meeting (first Monday of the month at 6.30pm) or check the calendar to find out about collective meetings.
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 Weds of every month at 4.30pm.
BarLearn how to pull a decent pint!
We also need people helping with changing barrels, cleaning the beer lines and the cellar, and doing the finances. There are occasional training days arranged for people volunteering in the bar.Bookshop
Help educate the masses!
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.
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
put your name and contact details next to the rota. Occasionally there
are more in depth cleaning binges, known to enthusiasts as “deep
MaintenanceStop the club falling to pieces!
If you want to help out with repairs leave your name and
contact details with the maintenance messages in the Volunteers Folder (ask for it at the counter). Occasional work days are
announced in advance but there are always odd jobs to do. Finance & FundraisingMaking ends meet!
From advertising our loanstock to bookkeeping to applying for grants, we always need people to help manage and make us more money! Come along to a general meeting to find out how you can help.EntertainmentsIf 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
The card filers of the apocalypse!
See the Library page for the next meeting and info on how to help out.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!