Looking to give something back to your community? Stretch your skills? Need support making the next steps in a new career or want to help others to take those steps? Come join our dedicated team of volunteers.
Over 120 people actively shape the destiny of the Park and Palace by volunteering with us. Our volunteers play pivotal roles across the organisation in Creative Learning, Events, Theatre, Archive and Fundraising, and we’re always looking to hear from people with ideas about how to increase the range of opportunities for volunteering at Alexandra Palace. If you have an interest in the arts, heritage, parks and conservation and enjoy working with diverse groups of people, then we want to hear from you.
We’ll match your interests and skills to any volunteering opportunity and role, including understanding your needs and identifying any skills gaps. We promise to provide full training, inductions and provide a clear brief on the role you will be undertaking.
Whilst volunteering is an unpaid role, we’ll reimburse expenses to all volunteers up to a set amount. While you are volunteering, you will also receive discounts in our cafe’s and have opportunities to attend events.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Palace and support many different operations. We have regular volunteering opportunities in:
A large of pool of volunteers regularly enjoy being as part of front-of-house team in the theatre with opportunities to see shows and soak up the atmosphere! They help with a wide variety of challenging tasks in meeting and greeting audiences.
Our Volunteers steward on a range of events including The Great Fete, Big Schools days, Biblio-buzz: The Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Awards and many more. Volunteers liaise between events managers and the general public, and gain on the job insight into the challenges of mounting a live event. Our volunteers act as representatives by welcoming, assisting visitors and other supporting activities.
There are regular opportunities for our Volunteers to provide administrative support in a range of departments at Alexandra Palace, including Finance, Events, HR and Marketing. Volunteers might support scheduling, designing monitoring and evaluation forms, collate visitor feedback, order materials and resources, write newsletters and much more.
The Creative Learning department provides opportunities to assist with delivery of workshops and learning activities working with a range of clients, including under 5s, primary and secondary pupils, people with disabilities and people with dementia and their carers. Tasks might include delivering and supporting workshops, assisting teaching, liaising with schools and care homes, capturing evaluation and much more.
Our volunteers help design and deliver a range history tours around the Park and Palace grounds. Tasks might include developing new tours, writing scripts, stewarding, collating evaluation data, fundraising, scheduling, and of course guiding tours.
Our volunteers work with the curatorial team to ensure the archives and collections are looked after, researched and interpreted for all. They help with a wide variety of challenging tasks, including rehousing collections, archive image tagging, research and interpreting content for educational resources.
Our volunteers help make decisions about Alexandra Palace, from curating festivals like Open House to making decisions about how local people can get involved in our creative learning programmes. As volunteers, and local residents, we value your feedback.
Over the years our dedicated volunteers have helped raise thousands of pounds to support the Palace deliver our charitable aims. Volunteers who work in fundraising assist with the delivery of fundraising events, working with donors and donation raising and much more.
The Palace helps many organisations fulfil their CSR aims by providing a range of volunteering opportunities for a range of employee’s. They have found personal fulfilment and bonded as a team through working in various capacities across the Park and Palace.
Our Volunteers give up their time to care for and maintain 196 acres of parkland and assist us with a wide variety of park-based tasks, including conservation work, park user surveys, litter picking,
Ensuring that this wonderful community asset is well maintained for on-going public health and enjoyment.
“Being involved in the running and development of the volunteer programme is hugely rewarding for me and I’m immensely proud of what all the volunteers and I have achieved together over the past few years – we have built a fantastic team and have expanded the variety of projects we’re involved in”
Alexandra Palace is a charity, run for the benefit of everyone. Our Park, Palace and spectacular events have been enriching lives since 1863, but the coronavirus pandemic has hit us hard. To be blunt, we are looking at a £1m shortfall this year and the same again next year. We know this time has been hard on many people but, if you can afford it, your support will help us get through this crisis.