Falkland Palace and Garden welcomes over 44,000 visitors every year and there's something here for everyone, from the Palace with a working Chapel Royal, apartments for kings and queens, stunning gardens, an orchard and the oldest tennis court in the country.
Volunteers play a key role in helping to maintain Scotland's heritage. Welcoming our visitors with a friendly smile, and helping them with stories and information about the Palace, gardens and tennis court is vital to an enjoyable visit. This is where you can help. Whether it's explaining the role of the Keeper of the Palace or relating stories about past inhabitants, your enthusiasm and love of talking to visitors will really make their day.
* Provide a warm welcome to all visitors * Share information and stories about the history of the palace and its inhabitants with our visitors * Help to maintain the security of the collection * Ensure adherence to health & safety requirements for visitors
no upper age limit has been specified
Generally, you'll be working with a small team of other volunteers and Palace staff. We'll provide an induction and training for you (about the Trust, its values and your role) to get started, and we'll help you to keep learning while you're volunteering with us. You'll also have free access to all of the courses in our online e-learning system.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
No specific experience required, just a willingness to learn and engage with visitors from all backgrounds and cultures, and a passion for history and the preservation of Scotland's heritage
Find out more about volunteering
View our introduction to volunteering page or contact us to find out more -
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Help and Support
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
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