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

Volunteers Week 2020

Mon 1 Jun 20

This week, hundreds of organisations are joining forces to say ‘thank you’ to their fantastic volunteers.

The Old Royal Naval College is delighted to be part of a collaborative action of organisations championing a united response for Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June. This week, Volunteer Managers across the UK are coming together to say a massive thank you to all volunteers.

The Duke of Gloucester thanks volunteers at the Old Royal Naval College

Volunteers have played a vital role from the floods in the winter to helping the nation through the current pandemic. They will go on to play a role in helping the nation get back to the things that we love as we ease out of lockdown. By joining forces in Volunteers Week 2020, we are aiming to increase visibility of the vital efforts that all volunteers have made this year.

Marina Paraskevaidi, Volunteer Manager, said, “Our volunteers are amazing and we value their support and contribution to our cause. Without their commitment and enthusiasm we would not be able to deliver our service to the exceptional level we do. We know that many are volunteering to support the consequences of COVID-19. This might be through organised volunteering or by stepping up informally to support their community. For others, it’s a challenging time as they are unable to volunteer in their much loved roles. Whether our volunteers are still active or currently taking a break we want to take this opportunity during Volunteers Week to say a massive thank you to all our 107 volunteers who make the Old Royal Naval College an unforgettable site to visit, and a great place to be!”