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Volunteers and Staff take part in the 2023 Volunteer Week Celebrations


Fri 9 Jun 23

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) is an annual celebration that highlights the contribution millions of people across the UK make through volunteering in their communities. This year, the Old Royal Naval College joined thousands of charities and voluntary organisations in their celebrations on Friday 2 June.  

Volunteer Supervisor, Salvatore Capuano emphasised that he wanted to join in with the celebrations this year, as “the contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognised by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so taking the time to celebrate their efforts and contributions to our local community in Greenwich has never been more important. I can personally attest to feeling much more confident knowing that they are onboard!” 

Visitor Experience Manger, Jacob Duffel said: “Volunteers represent the very best of what we do at the Old Royal Naval College: passion, selflessness, and knowledge. Every role plays a part in supporting and enhancing the organisation. We could not do it without them.” 

The Learning Team also shared their experiences, emphasising how volunteers are “utterly reliable and patient” when working with children, and how they are an incredible asset when it comes to working with ESOL communities.  

Currently, we have 67 volunteers, and we are always looking for more people to join our team. There are no skills required, just a desire to support us in our mission and a love for heritage, history, and art.