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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 your Volunteer Enquiry Form Here

Current Committee Member Opportunities

Current Volunteering Opportunities

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.

We are seeking energetic and motivated Volunteers:

  • Tour Guide Volunteers
  • Customer service volunteers

Share and enjoy the stories the Old Melbourne Gaol has to offer.

  • Contribute as a National Trust volunteer
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Share the history of this former prison

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

The next Volunteer Induction/Information Session will be held in the second week of August.

If you are interested in helping open the Old Melbourne Gaol to the public please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au for more details on the information session.

THE 11TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE WEEKEND WILL BE THE LARGEST PROGRAM EVER PRESENTED. A TOTAL OF 224 BUILDINGS WILL OPEN THEIR DOORS TO THE PUBLIC THIS YEAR ON SATURDAY 28 + SUNDAY 29 JULY.

Seeking Volunteers to participate in Open House Melbourne weekend at Tasma Terraces, Como House and the Portable Iron Houses. 

Date:          Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Time:          9.30 am – 4 pm         

Location:    Como House and Gardens, South Yarra & Tasma Terrace, East Melbourne.

Event: Each year the National Trust opens the doors of Como House, the Portable Iron Houses and Tasma Terrace for the Open House Melbourne program. With over 110 participating buildings across the Cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Stonington we’re looking at 200,000 people attending this year! It’s a great opportunity to help the National Trust and visit some of the other great properties open over the weekend.

What’s involved?

Help us open these beautiful heritage properties to the public. 

–          Greeting and assisting visitors

–          Assisting with Membership sales

–          Assisting with Retail sales

–          Ensuring visitors have a wonderful time!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please email volunteers@nattrust.com.au

We are seeking energetic and motivated volunteer guides to conduct combined tours of Government House and La Trobe’s Cottage undertaken by the National Trust on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12.15 pm. Rostering is flexible, we are ideally looking for someone to commit to one tour a fortnight/month.

 

About these wonderful places:

La Trobes Cottage, Melbourne

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

Is 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.

 

Whats Involved:

Help the National Trust conduct group and individual tours through the house and/or grounds. Interpret the contents of the houses and provide an interesting and accurate account of the social history to visitors. Training 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.

Any appointment of volunteering in this role requires a satisfactory Police Check and current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
If you are interested in these volunteering roles please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au

The Federal Standard Printing Works at Chiltern was established in 1859 and was the major printing site for newspapers across North East Victoria. It is one of the few substantially intact provincial newspaper printeries remaining from the gold mining era.

The Federal Standard has original equipment including two printing presses, a linotype machine in working order and metal text and graphics in original type cases.

We are in need of volunteers to continue to keep the display open to the public. Anyone with previous history in the trade, or an interest in printing methods of the past would be very welcome to apply.

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

For more information on the the Federal Standard Printing Works at Chiltern click Here

To apply and for more information on volunteering, please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au

Volunteer in 2018, new year, new challenge  Mulberry Hill is an American Colonial style house, set on 29 acres surrounded by the beautiful countryside and Western Port. It was the home of artist Sir Daryl Lindsay and his wife Lady Joan.The Lindsay’s left their beloved Mulberry Hill, and its significant collection of Australian art, fine Georgian furniture and glassware, and Staffordshire ceramics – to the National Trust of Australia so that others could share and enjoy the collection.

We are currently seeking energetic and motivated Volunteers to help us look after Mulberry Hill:

  • Gardening Volunteers
  • Conservation and cleaning Volunteers
  • Tour Guide Volunteers
  • Event Volunteers
  • Exhibitions Volunteers

Help the National Trust conduct group and individual tours through the house and/or grounds. Interpret the contents of the house and provide an interesting and accurate account of the social history to visitors. Help keep Mulberry Hill looking great.

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.

If you are interested in helping preserve our heritage please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au

Volunteer in 2018, new year, new challenge 

Gulf Station began in the 1840’s as part of a 25,000 acre run known as the Gulf . The Bell family began their lives here in the late 1840’s and the homestead and outbuildings are a part of the legacy that the family has left behind for the public to explore and enjoy. The Trust is expanding the activities onsite to be able to welcome the public back to the property.

We are currently seeking energetic and motivated Volunteers:

  • Gardening Volunteers
  • Customer Service
  • Tour Guide Volunteers

Orientation and training is provided and a regular commitment of at least a half day a fortnight,

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

If you are interested in helping preserve our heritage please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au

Volunteer in 2018, new year, new challenge 

Constructed of local sandstone and timbers, Portarlington Mill is a significant example of the earliest mills.

After conversion for residential use in the twentieth century as flats for holiday makers the building was condemned in 1962 but saved from demolition when it was purchased by the Shire of Bellarine and presented to the National Trust.

We are searching for volunteers to become apart of the volunteer team at Portarlington Mill

  • Gardening Volunteers
  • Customer Service
  • Tour Guide Volunteers
  • Conservation
  • Help with events such as weddings & birthdays

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

If you are interested in helping preserve our heritage please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au

Volunteer in 2018, new year, new challenge 

Comprises many original shop fittings and pharmaceutical equipment, including that used to prepare medicines prior to the advent of modern dispensing. What was it like, being the only pharmacist for miles?

Help The National Trust promote and conserve Australia’s indigenous, natural and historic heritage through its advocacy work and its custodianship of Dows Pharmacy.

Volunteering is a great way to be active, meet new people and gain experience.

We are looking for:

  • Conservation Volunteers
  • Guide Volunteers
  • Retail Volunteers

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

If you are interested in helping preserve our heritage please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au

Are you a Member of the National Trust and interested in becoming more actively involved in the work that we do? Why not join one of our volunteer Branch Committees, currently located at centres across Victoria.

As a Branch Committee Member you would have the opportunity to support and lead local advocacy campaigns, organise historical walking tours and events, and more generally raise awareness for heritage within your community.

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and practice equity.

Interested? Get in touch: volunteers@nattrust.com.au.

HR Volunteer/intern – Voluntary – 1/2 days flexible

CBD Location

2 Days a week

People & Culture team member

 

Seeking a motivated person keen to learn the in’s and out’s of Office HR functions. In this mutually rewarding partnership you will gain valuable HR insight and experience whilst assisting with HR projects.

 

Volunteer role initials assisting with:

  • Office management
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Database management
  • Health & safety
  • Recruitment
  • Admin
  • Emails
  • Projects
  • Audits
  • Social media
  • Conflict resolution
  • Research
  • Property visits

 

Volunteer requirements:

  • Customer service experience
  • Working towards / completed Human Resources or similar qualification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills
  • A good operational understanding of OH&S
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • A flexible, team-work approach to tasks and responsibilities
  • Self motivated and have a track record of high performance and success.

 

 

The Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTAV) is a community – based, non-government organisation committed to promoting and conserving Australia’s heritage for future generations to enjoy. Founded in 1956, it has since grown to become Australia’s largest community based, heritage conservation organisation that works as an independent, privately funded, not-for-profit body. It is the premier heritage and conservation organisation in Victoria and the major operator of house museums and historic properties open to the public.

 

Apply today and become a part of the friendly People & Culture team.

 

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’.

 

If you are interested in volunteering at this event please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au

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

All Internships for 2017 are currently full. Applications for 2018 will reopen in the 2nd half of this year. See above for Volunteering Opportunities.

 

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