Temporary Closure

We are actively working on plans to safely and securely extend access through our grounds.

The safety of the people and buildings in our grounds is our top priority. We ask the community to work with us to encourage everyone to be respectful of the safety measures we will have in place, so that we are able to continue working towards a full opening of our site. Find Out More


Join our team

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 the current opportunities below.

As a volunteer, you might:

  • Welcome and assist our visitors
  • Lead tours showcasing the history of the Old Royal Naval College
  • Fundraise 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?

How to apply

To apply please fill in our Volunteer Application Form

If you have any questions please contact us at volunteer@ornc.org or call us on 020 8269 4794 for more information.

Visitor Host Volunteer

The main purpose of this role is to welcome visitors, answering their questions and enthusing people about our spectacular architecture, our history and stories.

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