The Charterhouse & almshouse
About the partner
An almshouse is a housing charity. At the Charterhouse we provide a home and care for single people who are over 60 years old, who are in financial and social need and who are capable of living independently. The Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery in London, located between Barbican and Smithfield Market, and to the north of what is now Charterhouse Square. Since the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century the site has served as a private mansion, a boys’ school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.
What do I need to know?
Visitor Engagement Volunteers partake in the following: - Meeting + Greeting visitors - Answering questions in the Museum - Assisting in advertising the tours of the historic buildings - Backing up the tours by following and supporting - Option to write blogs and give talks at lunchtime - General support for the front of house team - Each shift is half a day - and one time credit can be earned per half day, or two for a full day Date and Time: Ongoing. Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday.