Our volunteers are everyday people who make extraordinary contributions.

Would you like to contribute to the work of the National Trust and its mission to conserve and interpret Western Australia’s unique heritage by becoming a volunteer?

Our volunteers are involved in a range of different activities according to their skills and interests. These include:

  • opening our properties for the enjoyment of the public
  • assisting with caring for our collections or
  • gardening to keep our grounds in order.
  • assisting with marketing and promotion
  • helping out at events and other programs.

National Trust properties can be found throughout Perth, the South West and Goldfields.

How do I become a volunteer?

We hold information sessions several times a year. You can register your interest by joining our volunteer information mailing list and we’ll let you know when the next session is due to be held.

Volunteering opportunities

Conservation cleaning
Conservation cleaning involves the care of heritage collections by using internationally-recognised best practice methods for protecting and preserving artefacts and interiors. We are currently looking for a team of 8 volunteers to help in artefact and interior cleaning.

Meet and greet 

Welcome visitors to our places and help educate the community on the importance of heritage.


Bring your administration and computer skills to assist our Significant Trees project.


All volunteers must complete a registration and national police clearance form (PDF 395KB), paid for by the National Trust. Volunteers must have a mobile phone, email address and be comfortable using computers.

Volunteers generally need to be able to make a regular commitment.

What we offer you

Our volunteers are involved in a range of different activities according to their skills and interests. The National Trust will provide both formal and informal training relevant to the role you play.

Volunteers join a community that is passionate about our shared cultural and natural heritage, which connects with social events and regular newsletters.

What your commitment means to us

The National Trust simply couldn’t do what we do without our dedicated volunteers. Their generous contributions ensure locals and tourists alike get to delve into the fascinating history and heritage of our state through visits to our places, and participating in events at well cared for and presented places.

We are glad to be growing a community committed to Western Australian heritage, which inspires others to think about their connection to the stories of our state.

More information

If you have any questions, please contact Marney Stone, Community Engagement and Visitor Experience Officer, on volunteers@ntwa.com.au or (08) 9321 6088.