Get involved in the community and help coordinate our gardens team at La Trobe!
We are looking for a volunteer to assist in coordinating our garden program. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a horticultural background, involving the coordination of seasonal tasks and liaising with the National Trust Horticultural Team. You will also be passionate about heritage, appreciating the value of La Trobe’s gardens and working to preserve it for future generations.
Other Duties include:
Liaising with our City of Melbourne garden contractor (who mows the lawns and assists with heavy garden tasks).
Meeting four times a year with the Management Team, providing a brief written report on your work and La Trobe’s gardens. This will be an opportunity to discuss current horticultural issues and suggest/reevaluate future plans.
Engaging with fellow volunteers and working together to achieve shared goals.
In return for your valuable contributions, you can extend your experience, learn new skills and enrich your life by becoming involved as a volunteer with the National Trust.
Any appointment of volunteering in this role requires a satisfactory Police Check and current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
If this sounds like you..(or someone you know), please get in touch for more information and please share this with your networks.
As part of the application process we will ask you to agree to register as a National Trust Volunteer.
Thank you for considering volunteering with us. We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of that. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.
If you are interested in this volunteering role please contact [email protected]
About these wonderful places:
La Trobes Cottage, Melbourne (Volunteer Opportunities: See Above)
The original home of Victoria’s first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 to 1854. La Trobe’s Cottage is now a vital part of Victoria’s history. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children.
Government House, Melbourne (No Volunteer Opportunities Available)
The office and official residence of the Governor of Victoria. The current Governor of Victoria is Her Excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau AM. The House is set next to the Royal Botanic Gardens and surrounded by Kings Domain in Melbourne. It was the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia from 1901 to 1930. It is the largest Government House in the former British Empire and is almost double the size of the Viceregal Lodge, the former residence of the Lords-Lieutenant of Ireland. Construction began in 1871 and was designed in the Victorian Period Italianate style, and is reminiscent of Queen Victoria’s summer residence on the Isle of Wight, Osborne House.