About us – The National Trust of VictoriaNational Trust (Vic) – Volunteers

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 Volunteering Opportunities

Traditionally Rippon Lea holds an annual Christmas event. This year we are also  including a market area along with the carols, which proved to be great fun and successful last year. The market is being held in the Ballroom (an area normally not accessible to the public) and we will have food trucks, carollers inside and outside the house, craft activities, other entertainment and picnicking.

Date: Friday 9th December

Time:  4:30pm – 9:00pm

Location: Rippon Lea House and Gardens 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick

We need help with the following activities:

  • Open House: 5:00-9:00pm: This entails supervising guests as they wander through the mansion, carols will also be inside the house, so monitoring the crowd for that also.
  • Information Desk/Retail: Providing guests with details about the day, for example locations for toilets, entertainment, food etc
  • Membership: promoting and selling National Trust memberships to the public.
  • Entry/Exit: Provide information for guests entering and exiting Rippon Lea through Hotham St gates
  • Craft Activities:  Supervision and instruction on basic craft activities such as decorating paper trees and snowflakes etc

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

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Are you interested in ship restoration?  Of course you are – so read on

An exciting opportunity exists to volunteer for Victoria’s only unique maritime heritage sailing vessel which also is the only recipient of ‘The World Ship Trust Maritime Heritage Award Medal in recognition of her restoration’ in the Southern Hemisphere.

Come and share in the satisfaction of working with a friendly team of Polly Woodside fanatics while meeting people from varied backgrounds with a common interest. No experience necessary as there will always be a job for you.

The Polly Woodside Volunteers look after all on-going maintenance, as well as the continuing restoration of the ship.

Work on the Polly is mainly maintenance at present, ranging from painting, working on ship’s boats, deck work, spars and rigging, canvas work (making new hatch-covers) so there are plenty of opportunities to learn many old skills which are rapidly disappearing.

Help the National Trust keep Polly Woodside 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 2017, 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

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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 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 on the Thursday 10th November, 2016.

If you are interested in helping preserve our heritage please contact volunteers@nattrust.com.au for more details on the information session.

Volunteer in 2017, new year, new challenge 

An exciting opportunity exists to volunteer for Australia’s premier heritage and conservation organisation. Guided by our experienced volunteers. Can you help us once a month?

• Contribute as a National Trust volunteer
• Supportive and friendly team
• Share the history of the three houses in South Melbourne that are among the last nineteenth century prefabricated iron buildings.

We are currently seeking energetic and motivated Volunteers:

  • Gardening Volunteers (Sunday only)
  • Customer Service/Tour Guide Volunteers (Sunday only)

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

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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

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Barwon Grange is an elegant early Victorian villa surviving alone from many fashionable mid-19th century river frontage residences built along the Barwon River. This unique residence overlooks the Barwon River in Newtown. The picturesque grounds offer a charming setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions and functions.

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

We are looking for:

  • Conservation Volunteers
  • Guide Volunteers
  • Event Volunteers
  • Garden 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

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The property is a working farm of nearly 4,000 acres, incorporating the Mackinnon Nature Reserve, home to the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot, and other Australian species such as the wedge-tailed eagle, the brolga, kangaroos and wallabies.

Built in the early 1860s and remodelled in 1938 to reflect the Hollywood style, this homestead elegantly echoes the lifestyle of D.J.S (Scobie) Mackinnon and his Hollywood screen star wife Claire Adams.

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

We are looking for:

  • Conservation Volunteers
  • Garden Volunteers
  • Research 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

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Join the volunteers of Endeavour Fern gully to maintain the property for the enjoyment of all visitors.  Help volunteers monitor flora and fauna so that we can record changes over time.

Why not get a group of work colleagues together and make a team building day of it.

It’s only with your support that The National Trust can look after some of Melbourne’s historic places. The National Trust is an independent non-profit organisation, supported by the community. Come along have a great time and support a fantastic community site.

volunteers meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, excluding January and Christmas,  9.00am – 11.30am, meet at ‘the shed’. Morning tea is often provided. 

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

If you are interested in volunteering please contact hradmin@nattrust.com.au or 03 9656 9840.

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.

Volunteer in 2017 – new year, new challenge 

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: hradmin@nattrust.com.au

 

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