Volunteers play a vital part in providing a greater quality of life for the Chelsea Pensioners who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

From escorting them to hospital appointments, to giving painting or singing lessons, volunteers play an essential role in our community.


Currently we are looking to recruit a number of volunteers to contribute to the social inclusion of all In-Pensioners living on the Long Wards (Sheltered Accommodation) by helping with social activities such as coffee mornings, games afternoons and personal social support as and when required.

Volunteers will be supported and provided with guidance.

You should be available during the day for up to one period of three hours per week and be prepared to work on the Long Wards, around the Royal Hospital site and off-site when assisting In-Pensioners with shopping outings and visits.

You should have good people skills and a willingness to work with the elderly.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity to volunteer at the Royal Hospital please email Volunteers@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk stating your name and contact number and we will send you further information. 

If you would be interested in initiating a new group activity for Pensioners (such as music therapy) especially on a Saturday but also possibly on another day of the week we would love to hear from you.  Please email your proposal and availability to jennifer.conway@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk.