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Volunteers are an essential part of our team, working with all departments  in both front-of-house and office-based roles. Volunteering with us is a great way to learn news skills, gain new experiences and learn more about our fascinating site.

What will I be doing?

We usually have a range of volunteer roles; see current opportunities below.

As a volunteer, you might:

  • Welcome and assist our visitors
  • Lead tours showcasing the history of the Old Royal Naval College
  • Fund-raise to support our conservation programme
  • Assist our learning and interpretation team
  • Provide behind-the-scenes office support

What training and support will I get?

We want you to get the most out of your time volunteering with us. Full induction and training is provided and you will be given support whenever you need it.

Training may include:

  • Ways to engage with our visitors
  • An introduction to the history of the Old Royal Naval College
  • How to give effective talks and handling sessions
  • How to ask for donations
  • How to assist young learners and families

There are also plenty of opportunities to meet other volunteers and staff members at social events.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All roles are subject to references and some may require an enhanced DBS check.

Why volunteer with us?

“If you are looking for a friendly and encouraging environment to improve your skills while gaining important abilities and interesting knowledge, the Old Royal Naval College could be the place for you.”
– Emily, Volunteer, 2021

How to apply

We are recruiting volunteers all year round in recruitment blocks for visitor-facing roles including Tour Guide and Visitor Host, so please fill in our volunteer application form to apply and someone from our team will get in touch with you shortly.

Apply here

Current positions

To learn more about our current volunteer position openings read the role descriptions below.

Visitor Host role description

Tour Guide role description

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