In addition to working on Young Arts and Church Trails, members of The Arts Society may serve as Heritage Volunteers in many roles including Archive maintenance, repairing fabric articles and furnishings, and serving as Guides at visitor attractions.

Heritage Volunteers may be asked to help with conservation work; to collate press cuttings; to act as guides; and even to assist with community projects. Training can be obtained at The Arts Society HQ in London or trainees may be offered an ongoing activity on site. Last year the Heritage Volunteers of The Arts Society gave over 1,000,000 hours of work as charitable service.

Up to now we have had 19 North Kent members working as Heritage Volunteers at: Down House (Darwin Museum), City of Westminster Archives, the National Portrait Gallery, Lambeth Palace, University College Library, and Tate Britain. The photograph shows our volunteers conserving archive documents. If you would like to find out more about the work of Heritage Volunteers and the opportunities available, please contact our Heritage Volunteer Co-ordinator Gill Barlow.

If you are interested in involvement at the sites listed below, details can be obtained from Gill.

VOLUNTEERS are needed at:-

The Bishopsgate Institute, Bishopsgate, London, EC2, United Kingdom

Down House (English Heritage), Luxton Road, Downe, Kent BR6 7ST.

University College London, UCL Library Services, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

The Household Cavalry,