The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is one of London’s most famous riverside landmarks. Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece attracts over 1.8 million visitors a year and is in the top 15 visitor attractions in London. After years of meticulous planning and energetic fundraising the Painted Hall is underwent its most comprehensive makeover in its history. Over the last two years, every inch of decorated surface has been lovingly cleaned and conserved. Areas open daily  include the Painted Hall, the Chapel and Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre.

Volunteers serve as the ‘friendly face’ of our organisation.  Welcoming visitors and guests, pointing them in the right direction, answering practical questions, helping people to understand a bit more about our site and generally being warm and helpful.   Volunteers may be positioned by themselves or in pairs, but are part of a wider team of staff and volunteers supporting our events and activities.  Although helping in a front-of-house capacity, volunteers are not responsible for security or for visitor behaviour.

The main purpose of the role is to provide information to our visitors about what there is to see at the Old Royal Naval College.  Enthuse people about our spectacular architecture, our history and stories and encourage visits to the Painted Hall, our breathtaking masterpiece.  Full induction and training will be provided and you will be given support whenever you need it. 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Join a friendly, enthusiastic, and supportive team of volunteers
  • Use your great customer service skills to enhance people’s visits
  • Meet people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Contribute to the ORNC’s public engagement and accessibility remit
  • Improve your awareness of the collections and buildings

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Closing date: 12 noon, 31 October2019

If you would to discuss the role with a member of our team, please contact Marina Paraskevaidi, Volunteer Manager at [email protected].

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