Volunteering

In what areas does Royal Collection Trust offer volunteering opportunities?
Volunteering opportunities are very much dependent on the needs of Royal Collection Trust, but in the past we have offered volunteering opportunities in the Royal Library, the Royal Photograph Collection, Pictures and Collections Management.  All volunteering opportunities are advertised on the British Monarchy website: current vacancies.

What will I do as a Royal Collection Trust volunteer?
The work will vary for each volunteer, depending on the area. You can expect to be involved in a specific project and will receive guidance and support, so that you can make a meaningful contribution to Royal Collection Trust.

How will I benefit from being a volunteer with Royal Collection Trust?
Voluteering within Royal Collection Trust will allow you to:

  • Make a significant contribution to a project;
  • Gain knowledge and skills in a unique environment;
  • Work alongside world-class experts in their field, building a thorough understanding of your area of interest;
  • Develop a network of contacts;
  • Broaden your CV and increase your future career prospects.

What are the selection criteria?
There are no set selection criteria, however we would expect our volunteers to demonstrate an interest in their chosen field. Training will be provided.

What must I commit to?
As a volunteer, you are not obliged to commit to a set period of time or number of days. We would prefer you to devote a meaningful amount of time to a particular project in order to benefit fully from the opportunity.

Where will I be based?
This will depend on the specific field you are working in. We have offered volunteering opportunities at St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

What contribution can I expect for volunteering with Royal Collection Trust?
Royal Collection Trust will provide lunch and will reimburse reasonable travel expenses (on presentation of proof of purchase).