Volunteers are the life blood of the National Trust.
What do NTAQ Volunteers do?
National Trust of Australia (Queensland) (NTAQ) has over 500 volunteers supporting our heritage and conservation sites and projects throughout Queensland. NTAQ volunteers are an integral part of our organisation contributing tens of thousands of hours each year in a wide range of roles including:
• Providing information and engaging visitors through excellent customer service skills within wildlife park, museum and gallery environments.
• Assisting in education, wildlife or preservation programs and projects
• Administration and hospitality support
• Assisting with events
• Assisting with maintenance, gardening and building works
• Supporting NTAQ Open House programs
Would you make a successful NTAQ Volunteer?
We seek individuals who are out-going, active, reliable and eager to learn and contribute within a team setting. We value:
• A happy, helpful and positive disposition
• Willingness to learn
• The ability to commit to a minimum of 12 months involvement in a volunteer program
• Individuals who are active and healthy
• Effective communication within a group or team setting in a friendly, professional way
• Passion for culture, conservation and heritage
• Age is no barrier. We welcome volunteers from age 15 to 80+, as long as you can fulfil the needs of the specific volunteer program
Details about being a NTAQ Volunteer
Our Volunteers enjoy many benefits from participating in our programs. These benefits include getting out and meeting new like-minded people, contributing to places of significance in your community, fitness, friendship, social activities, new learning experiences and becoming a member of an international organisation with 4.5 million members who have a focus on promoting and enhancing the conservation and celebration of our cultural and natural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.
NTAQ values the time, energy and passion volunteers commit to the organisation. It is important to note that when you commit to being a Volunteer with NTAQ you are joining the Program on our terms, not on your terms. This level of commitment is necessary to ensure we provide a professional and well organised program; a program in which the contribution made by Volunteers is respected and valued by Volunteers, Staff and visitors.
NTAQ Volunteers report to, and take direction from NTAQ staff members. The work contribution of a Volunteer does not replace the work performed by paid staff, nor staff positions. Volunteers are not subject to industrial award conditions, but under Federal legislation do have well defined rights and responsibilities, especially with regard to health and safety.
HOW DO I APPLY?
NTAQ utilises the services of Volunteer recruitment specialists Volunteer Services Australia and Volunteering Gold Coast for our sites in and around Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.
- To volunteer at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast – visit www.cws.org.au Go to Join Us/ Volunteer Programs
- To volunteer at Wolston House, Wacol – visit www.vsaustralia.org.au Search ‘Wacol’ in Location for current opportunities
- For all other NTAQ sites please contact the specific site directly to find out more about how to apply
Volunteer positions are now available for the Open House Programs in Queensland.