Richmond Arts Service & Orleans House Gallery
Richmond Arts Service is based at Orleans House Gallery on the Riverside in Twickenham, promoting arts and culture through a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, festivals, events and activities for everyone in the community.   We foster creativity and enjoyment of the arts, enable people to reflect on their lives and develop new ways of seeing the world. We bring thought-provoking art to…

Orleans House Gallery runs practical creative workshops with families, schools and children and young people throughout the year as part of core programmes, in addition to exhibitions and projects.

Our Learning and Engagement Volunteers support the delivery of these activities, as well as being the first point of contact for participants, ensuring a great visitor experience.

Time commitment

The gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

We offer a range of regular sessions with some ad hoc workshop sessions throughout the week, including outside of gallery opening hours.

Current regular sessions are:
- Let’s Get Creative for Families on Sundays monthly
- Play:Make:Art for Early Years families on Fridays fortnightly
- Curious Tots for Early Years families on Tuesdays fortnightly
- School visits on Tuesdays or Wednesdays weekly

More information in the individual sessions can be found under What’s On on our website.

We ask for a minimum commitment of one session every half term (6 weeks). Sessions vary in length and we ask you to arrive 30 minutes before the start of the workshop, unless otherwise asked. Please allow up to an hour at the end of the workshop time to support with packing away.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We have protective screens around the reception desks, adequate ventilation in the gallery spaces, hand sanitiser stations at regular points and cleaning materials available.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.