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 join?

We put out a call for volunteers to open our properties, greet visitors and introduce them to the stories of our significant heritage places three times a year. If you are interested in these opportunities, please check back here for details on the next session.

Current opportunities


Calling all gardening enthusiasts!

Are you looking for something different when it comes to volunteering? Do you have a green thumb and love spending time in the garden?

We are currently looking for people to help keep the gardens at our heritage places in tip top shape. Come along to an information session to hear from current volunteers about what they do and why they love it. You will learn about our places, find out more about the National Trust, what our aspirations are for the gardens and have the opportunity to explore the grounds and maybe even get your hands a little dirty.

Sessions will be held from 10am –12pm at the following locations and dates.

Friday 13 August: Samson House, 61 Ellen Street, Fremantle. Register for this session.

Wednesday 18 August: Strawberry Hill / Barmup, 174 Middleton Road, Albany. Register for this session.

Friday 20 August: Woodbridge, Ford Street, Woodbridge (near Guildford). Register for this session.

Sunday 22 August: Old Blythewood, Southwest Highway, Pinjarra. Register for this session.

Light refreshments will be provided.


All volunteers must complete a national police clearance, 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.