Interesting and challenging roles in a unique working environment

Interesting and challenging roles in a unique working environment


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.

Female volunteer smiling

We value our volunteers

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.

Our volunteers are a vital link for us

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.

Why volunteer with us?

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.

What we offer:

  • Hear from the experts about our upcoming exhibitions and meet volunteers across all our palaces at our bi-annual volunteer seminars
  • Attend regular feedback meetings with your volunteer coordinator to receive helpful updates
  • Have your travel expenses reimbursed (up to a capped limit) so that you can continue to provide much needed support
A female volunteer wearing a sash stands in Base court.
A male volunteer is shown talking to a female visitor with a brick wall in the background.
Female volunteer at Tower of London, standing near Jewel Kiosk

Applying for a role

Current volunteering opportunities

Unfortunately we do not currently have any volunteering opportunities and due to the popularity of our programme we also have a large waiting list.

Next steps

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.

Contact us

Email us [email protected]

The Volunteer Office
Historic Royal Palaces
Apartment 19
Hampton Court Palace