SLM celebrates National Volunteer Week 2016

 

Executive Director Mark Goggin hosted the third annual SLM Volunteers’ Morning Tea last Thursday 5 May to celebrate the contribution of our volunteers.

A throng of 90 volunteers and staff gathered at the Justice & Police Museum to hear about the outstanding achievements of the volunteer program over the last 12 months, and recognise the work accomplished by volunteers across an array of projects and roles. Museum Volunteers were commended for acting as model ambassadors and enabling us to keep our properties relevant by sharing our stories with visitors. The wealth of bespoke pieces created by the Soft Furnishings Volunteers for numerous properties were admired.

This important event on the volunteer calendar event ties-in with National Volunteer Week, 9 May - 15 May 2016, where organisations across the country take time to acknowledge the value of volunteers.

Central to this special event is the presentation of the coveted length of service awards to volunteers who have supported the organisation for 5, 10 or 20 years.

This year a team of volunteers who began volunteering at Elizabeth Farm twenty years ago were celebrated.

Volunteers displaying their length of service certificates at Justice & Police Museum, with SLM Executive Director Mark Goggin. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Volunteer Margaret Hill loves her volunteer role at Elizabeth Farm:

Being a part of the place as a volunteer is absolutely brilliant. It’s a beautiful place, I love the history and the atmosphere, and it’s a home away from home for me. I’ve also made so many lifelong friends. You give but you get more back than you give, because of the friendships you gain

We thank our volunteers for their wonderful commitment.

Interested in getting involved? Find out more on our Volunteers page.

 


 

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Membership

Summer Membership Offer Friday 6 December 2019

This summer, we're excited to offer a 20% saving on our Member + One membership, giving you year-long access to discover Sydney’s story across our 12 historic houses and museums.

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School holidays

Summer School Holidays 2019/20: opening hoursFriday 6 December 2019

To make the most of these holidays we’ve extended our trading hours, with many of our properties now opening for the entire school holiday period.

Hyde Park Barracks models

Hyde Park Barracks

SMH: A Sydney history lesson tiny in statureTuesday 10 December 2019

Sydney Living Museums Membership promotion

 

Save 20% off Member + One membershipWednesday 4 December 2019

From history to heritage to design and architecture, there is plenty to see and do this summer across our 12 historic houses and properties!We're excited to offer a 20% saving on all Member + One memberships purchased throughout summer,...

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