The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTAV) is an independent, non-profit organisation supported by a large community base. We are Victoria’s premier heritage and conservation organisation and the major operator of historic properties and sites open to the public across Victoria.
About the property:
Mulberry Hill is renowned as the home of Sir Daryl and Lady Joan Lindsay. Designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, this magnificent American Colonial style-home was built in 1926 as an extension to a pre-existing 1880s weatherboard cottage.
Sir Daryl Lindsay was the Director of the National Gallery of Victoria from 1941-1956, and was knighted for his services to Australian Art in 1957. In addition, he was an accomplished artist, and assisted in founding the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in 1956, being its inaugural president for seven years.
Lady Joan Lindsay is most recognised for her novel, “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” and wrote several publications, as well as being an artist. Lady Lindsay’s autobiographical text, “Time without Clocks,” is a reminiscent text detailing the Lindsay’s lives together with wonderful descriptions of Mulberry Hill and social commentary about the arts and social history of the time.
The house and its contents, a collection of Australian art, Georgian furniture and glassware, and Staffordshire ceramics, was bequeathed to the National Trust by Sir Daryl and Lady Joan Lindsay.
What’s involved in volunteering?
The National Trust is search for volunteers in a variety of different capacities:
- Gardeners – Duties include general garden maintenance in the historic walled garden and on the grounds of this 15-acre property.
- Friday fortnightly, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Conservation Cleaners – Duties include best practices in preventative cleaning of heritage objects and materials associated with Mulberry Hill. Training will be provided
- Tour Guides – Duties include welcoming guests to the property and telling the story of Sir Daryl and Lady Joan Lindsay’s time at Mulberry Hill
- Second Sunday of every month, 10:30am to 4:00pm. Morning or afternoon shifts available
Sound like you?
To volunteer with us we ask you to submit an online expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the application process, we will ask you to agree to register/sign up as a National Trust Volunteer.
Thank you for considering helping the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The National Trust is built on the power of the community. Volunteering with the National Trust of Australia (Vic) will be subject to a satisfactory Police Records check and/or Working with Children check.
We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.