Throughout the Royal Hospital, volunteers play a vital part in providing a greater quality of life to the Chelsea Pensioners.

There are many ways in which a volunteer can help at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, including escorting them to hospital appointments, assisting with trips and outings, running a shopping trolley service in our Infirmary building and spending time befriending Pensioners.

We greatly value the contribution our volunteers make, however as demand is high for volunteering roles, we are currently not recruiting. If you would like to be informed as soon as recruitment is open, please email the Activites & Volunteer Co-ordinator,, who will add you to the list of interested parties. Alternatively, you can keep an eye on this section of the website, which will be updated as soon as we are recruiting again.

We thank you for your interest in the Royal Hospital Chelsea and the Chelsea Pensioners.

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Exhibition Re-enactors
A Historic Visit to the Royal Hospital

Last weekend’s multimedia exhibition: From the World War I Battlefields and Into the Peace saw visitors from all over Britain, including the Isle of Wight.

Dean & Mary - London Marathon 2019
2nd Fundraiser to Take on London Marathon

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is delighted to announce that a second runner will be taking part in the London Marathon in April this year in support of the Chelsea Pensioners.


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