Help the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) to inspire the community to appreciate, conserve and celebrate its natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage.

Volunteers play a vital role at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The National Trust relies on the support of talented, hard-working and committed volunteers to support the operations and maintenance of properties and events across the state.

Without the significant contribution from our volunteers the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) would not be recognised as the premier heritage and conservation organisation.

The Trust is in regular need of committed volunteers to generously give their time, expertise and experience to assist with maintaining its many activities. A variety of roles are available including front of house staff, tour guides, gardeners, collections management and administration and marketing.

We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply

 

Download Volunteer Enquiry Form

Current Volunteer Opportunities

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) are seeking a Volunteer Bookkeeper to join our volunteer team at historic Labassa Mansion in Caulfield. Labassa is a stunning Victorian era mansion. Now is your chance to join our passionate team of volunteers.

Volunteer activities include: 

  • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits
  • Communicate with our Finance team
  • Conduct a monthly reconciliation of Open day Takings and expenditure
  • Conduct periodic reconciliations of accounts to ensure their accuracy
  • Bank monies post Event days
  • Maintain the petty cash fund
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Purchase supplies and equipment as authorized by management
  • Possible Front of House duties
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

Knowledge and Skills Required: 

  • Competent and confident with technology (computer skills)
  • Interest and commitment to heritage and conservation
  • Trustworthy, honest, able to keep confidences
  • Reliable
  • Accurate and pedantic with financial detail
  • Attention to detail

You will be one of a team of experienced volunteers. The National Trust is a not for profit organisation that aims to conserve Australia’s history and heritage for present and future generations.

Volunteers can be provided with a letter of reference.

As part of the application process, we will ask you to agree to register as a National Trust Volunteer.  Orientation and training are provided. Volunteers are required to have a current Working with Children’s Card (free for volunteers).

If this sounds like you (or someone you know), please get in touch for more information volunteers@nattrust.com.au and please share this with your networks.

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.

We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Company

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.

An exciting opportunity exists to volunteer for Australia’s premier heritage and conservation organisation. Guided by our experienced staff, you will be one of our team of volunteers

  • Contribute as a National Trust volunteer
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Share the history of Como House & Garden

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is a community-based, non-government organisation committed to promoting, conserving and celebrating Australia’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage: the National Trust own and manage nearly 280 properties Australia wide, with more than 1500 properties internationally and almost 5 million registered members.

About the property

Built in 1847, Como House and Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. Como offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for nearly a century. The Armytages became famous amongst Melbourne high society and equally famous for their many elegant dances, dinners and receptions. Those elegant dining and reception rooms are still furnished with Armytage family heirlooms and even the servant’s areas, kitchen and laundry have been preserved.

Volunteering?

The National Trust is currently seeking Volunteers at Como House & Garden. Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture.

We are currently searching for Volunteers in a range of roles:

– House and Garden Guides
– Maintenance and Outdoor Clean Up
– Special Events and Supervision
– Bookshop & Customer Service

This role is voluntary but in return you will receive industry insight and experience. Orientation and training are provided.

If you are interested please send your expression of interest to volunteers@nattrust.com.au

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.

We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Hollywood comes to the homestead at this 1860s country house revamped for an Australian millionaire and his movie star wife. Mooramong is a stunning slice of Hollywood in the Victorian countryside that recaptures the life and times of Claire & Scobie Mackinnon from the 1930s to the 1960s. The house features their photographs and curios, while the grounds boast farmland. 

 

What’s involved in volunteering?

The National Trust is search for volunteers in a variety of different capacities:

  • Conduct tours through the house 
  • Assisting the  public with questions 
  • Cash handling on Open Days 
  • Gardening
  • Event assistance
  • Preventative Conservation Housekeepers
  • General maintenance

Orientation and training is provided. 

In return, you can extend your experience, learn new skills and enrich your life by becoming involved as a volunteer with the National Trust. 

 

Sound like you?

To volunteer with us we ask you to submit an online expression of interest to hradmin@nattrust.com.au or volunteers@nattrust.com.au

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.

Company:

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:

Established in the 1850s, Gulf Station was farmed for nearly 100 years by the Bell family. Scottish settlers Agnes and William Bell were the first to lease the land upon which the property was established. From the 1850s to the 1950s, it supplied produce to gold miners of the district.

The National Trust acquired stewardship of the property in 1976, and has restored its buildings and cottage garden.

What’s involved in volunteering?

The National Trust is search for volunteers in a variety of different capacities:

  • Gardeners – Duties include general gardening in the historic cottage/kitchen garden and orchard.
    • Every Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Grounds Maintenance – Duties include general grounds maintenance of managing large open agricultural space, mowing, and timber fence repairs for example.
    • Every Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Tour Guides – Duties include welcoming guests to the property and telling the story of the Bell family and the workings of this historic station.
    • Every Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm, and hold open days on the first Thursday of every month

 

Sound like you?

To volunteer with us we ask you to submit an online expression of interest to hradmin@nattrust.com.au.

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.

Company

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 properties

Barwon Park Mansion

Barwon Park is an authentic bluestone mansion and stables set in a sweeping rural landscape. Visitors still marvel at the magnificent entrance hall and impressive room. The restored mansion and stables are also an ideal venue for weddings, photography and group functions.

Barwon Grange

The only surviving example of the many fashionable river front residences built along the Barwon River during the 1850s and 1860s for the wealthy of Geelong. The extensive library featured a ‘Cyclopaedia of Medicine’ and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The cellar was stocked with wine and spirits, the conservatory filled with plants, sculptures, a collection of coral and two canaries in brass cages.

The Heights

The Heights is the largest prefabricated house in Victoria and still retain many of its mid-nineteenth century charms. The stables, water tower, groom’s cottage and dovecote are all in original condition. The beautifully maintained gardens are a centrepiece of The Heights.

What’s involved in Tour Guide volunteering?

The National Trust is search for Tour Guide volunteers. The duties include welcoming guests to the property, conducting and telling the history of the properties. Availability on Sundays is required.

We are also searching for Maintenance and Gardening Volunteers at Barwon Grange.

Sound like you?

To volunteer with us we ask you to submit an online expression of interest to hradmin@nattrust.com.au.

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’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Corporate Volunteering

Get out of the office for a day or two and it can help your staff build better relationships, increase moral, productivity and reduce stress levels.

Businesses can partner up with The National Trust of Australia (VIC) in many ways:

  • Team volunteering days – such as a working bees at one of the National Trust sites
  • Staff can volunteer at one of our community events across Victoria
  • ‘Virtual’ volunteering time via work computers, including research
  • Support for skilled staff members to deliver projects or expand areas
  • A staff secondment program – for example a building company could offer its staff to help out with a community building or refurbishment
  • Group training and workshops – can you help teach our staff and volunteers new skills

We offer a range of one-day conservation activities for groups of 5 to 30 people, all supervised by our operations coordinators and assisted by our ongoing volunteers.

Find out more by emailing us at volunteers@nattrust.com.au

How to become a volunteer?

Signing up to be a volunteer is simple an easy!

Your application should include:

  •  A completed Volunteer Enquiry Form (please download above)
  •  Copy of your resume

You can submit these via post or email: volunteers@nattrust.com.au

or

People and Culture Department
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Tasma Terrace
6 Parliament Pace
East Melbourne VIC 3002

For more information please contact the People and Culture Department on 03 9656 9840 or via volunteers@nattrust.com.au 

Internships

At The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) interns are an important part of the team.

Whether you sign on for a summer internship or during the academic year, you can work on critical projects, events, research and properties.

At the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) you’ll get a unique perspective on our process and those who lead it.

Our mission is to inspire the community to appreciate, conserve & celebrate its natural, cultural and Indigenous heritage. Achieving this requires great people who are passionate,  creative, and energetic, and who possess the following values:

  • Passion for innovation and Learning
  • Open and respectful with others and dedicated to making a difference
  • Willingness to take on challenges and see them through
  • Committed to personal excellence and self-improvement

Our values include:

  • Leadership and Inspiration,
  • Celebration and Inclusion,
  • Innovation and Learning,
  • Resourcefulness,
  • Trust and
  • Responsibility

At the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) there are many opportunities and we share knowledge, experience, and resources to help each other achieve our career and grow both professionally and personally.

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Intern Program is a flexible program of up to 6 months, for students currently completing studies at an Australian or New Zealand University or Tafe respectively in either and undergraduate, diploma or post-graduate course. Interns may be studying one of many tertiary disciplines including marketing, economics, business, human resources, cultural heritage, museum studies, advocacy, social justice, arts etc 

We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

For further information or to apply, please email: volunteers@nattrust.com.au

Our internship program is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this page once the program has recommenced.

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