Welcome Host Volunteer (Summer 2023)

Love theatre, music and dance? Looking for a flexible summer volunteering opportunity? Welcome Host volunteers help ensure that every visitor to the Royal Opera House knows who we are, what we offer, and how to get involved.

What You'll Do: 
  • Welcome and greet visitors
  • Share information and answer questions
  • Give directions within the building and Covent Garden area
  • Accompany tour groups to ensure they stay together during their visit
  • Help to manage queues and spaces at busy times
  • Assist Front of House staff in keeping everyone safe
Why You'll Love It: 

You'll love: 

  • Flexible schedule to fit around your summer plans
  • Meeting people from all walks of life
  • Seeing behind the scenes of an exciting creative arts venue
  • Working as part of a team
  • Learning more about ballet, opera, dance, classical music, and theatre
  • Gaining experience and skills in customer service and communication


As a volunteer you can:

  • Claim travel expenses (up to £13.50 a day) and refreshments up to £4 (if volunteering for more than 4 hours)
  • Enter ticket draws for rehearsals of Royal Ballet and Royal Opera performances
  • Enjoy free access to ROH Stream to learn about our work and repertoire
  • Go to volunteer social events and celebrations
  • Apply for internal vacancies
  • Get feedback on interviews if applying for a job at the ROH
What We're Looking For: 

Are you:
Available for 6-8 sessions in July/August 2023?
Friendly and enthusiastic?
Reliable and punctual?
A team player?
Proactive and able to follow instructions?
Interested to learn and share information about the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden?
Able to keep calm during busy times?
Confident communicating in English?
Committed to our values: Treat each other with Respect, Be Open and Value the Highest Standards?

Widening participation
United Kingdom
Location of opportunity: 
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
0 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Problem Solving
Customer Service
Languages you should know: 
Professional working
Relevant interests: 
Creative and Fine Arts
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Over 18 years old

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