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Fulham Palace Trust
Since 704 Fulham Palace has been the historic house and garden of the Bishop of London. Our vision is to engage people and provide an insight, through the stories of the Bishops of London, into over 1300 years of English history, and to become one of Great Britain's most loved and inspiring historic houses and gardens.

Our learning assistants support the day to day running of the lively and vibrant learning department at Fulham Palace. From helping classes create Roman mosaics, singing songs with Palace Explorers to demonstrating craft activities at family events there is tonnes to get involved with! Learning assistants will also develop their administrative skills from marketing projects to booking systems that keep the programmes running at Fulham Palace. Our extensive programme of learning and public engagement perfectly suits those wanting to develop skills for working in learning with children and adults.


• learning department administration – public programme development and planning, schools programme admin, finance, research and using our booking systems.

• occasionally updating and developing our marketing channels to publicise our exciting events and school programme

• support our Palace Explorers Early Years programme (Monday and Tuesday mornings)

• assist with school workshops

• get involved with resource preparation and delivery of family learning activities at family fun days and other programmed events (including our green meet and apple day events)

• assist with planning, set up and delivery of adult learning events and lectures

• support the delivery of learning aspects of the HLF restoration project – Arts Award and youth programming, development of new resources and trails for use in the buildings and grounds, and a review of schools programme content.

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Eleni Veltanioti, learning producer at Fulham Palace
• the learning producer will give you specific briefing and training as needed, and in line with your interest areas, and you will also have regular meetings with the learning producer and manager to allow you to give and receive feedback about your work
• full induction including health and safety procedures, fire safety and customer service
• volunteers have an introduction period, this is a settling in time of around 6 weeks. At the end of this the volunteer development officer will catch up with you, offering an opportunity for both parties to reflect and make any adjustments to the role that are needed
• access to our volunteer’s website, the volunteer portal, including a blog, downloadable resources, rota and events page

Time commitment

Volunteers are encouraged to make a weekly commitment; however, of course volunteers will have holidays too! Learning activities take place from Monday to Sunday.

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 to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

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 with us at any time.