Interesting and challenging roles in a unique working environment
9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page
Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways, from helping to welcome our visitors to supporting our learning and engagement team with family learning activities. It all starts here.
To ask us a question about volunteering, please email us at [email protected] or write to us. Please note, we have a large waiting list for our volunteering opportunities.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Our aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
Volunteers provide us with an immeasurable amount of support in achieving this aim, in so many ways, from sharing stories with visitors to helping out behind the scenes.
We believe our volunteers provide an important and invaluable link between the historic buildings in our care, our visitors, and the local community.
Volunteers complement and support the work of our staff, developing new talents for themselves. This enables us to further enrich and enhance the visitor experience and to undertake projects that we would not normally be able to carry out.
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to discover more about our palaces, meet new friends, see behind the scenes, and develop your interpersonal skills by engaging with visitors from all over the world.
Whatever your interests, volunteering can expand your horizons, open up new possibilities and uncover hidden interests and talents.
Unfortunately we do not currently have any volunteering opportunities and due to the popularity of our programme we also have a large waiting list.
All our volunteers are required to have security clearance and must therefore be over 18 years old.
If you are under 18, you may wish to take a look at our internship, apprenticeship and work experience opportunities.