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Interesting and challenging roles in a unique working environment

Interesting and challenging roles in a unique working environment

We value our volunteers

We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world.

We create space for spirits to stir and be stirred. We want everyone to feel welcome and accepted. We tell stories about the monarchs you know, and the lives you don’t. We let people explore and we set minds racing.

We are a charity, and your support gives the palaces a future, for everyone.

Volunteers provide us with an immeasurable amount of support in achieving this, 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

Apply for a role


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.

Current opportunities

Currently, there are no volunteering opportunities available. Please check back here at a later date.

Contact us

Email us [email protected]

The Volunteer Office
Historic Royal Palaces
Apartment 19
Hampton Court Palace


The Rubens ceiling

The crowning glory of the Banqueting House

Elizabeth I

From Tower prisoner to English Queen

George III

Dutiful, intelligent and cultured, but cruelly labelled ‘mad’