National Volunteer Week 2018

 

As part of National Volunteer Week, Sydney Living Museums was proud to host our fifth Annual Volunteers’ Morning Tea at The Mint yesterday.

Volunteers were joined by staff and trustees to recognise and celebrate the significant contribution our volunteers make every day at our museums and heritage places.

The achievements of volunteers were showcased in a special presentation highlighting the impact of volunteer support across diverse roles including tour guiding, event work, gardening, needlework, outreach, research and administration.

Volunteers who have supported the organisation for five, ten or 15 years were presented with length-of-service awards to recognise their outstanding commitment and dedication.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers for their wonderful contribution to Sydney Living Museums and for helping bring our museums to life!

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Volunteers receiving length-of-service awards during National Volunteers Week morning tea at The Mint. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

About the Author

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Alison Waterhouse
Audience development officer, volunteers & interns
Alison is the audience development officer, volunteers & interns at Sydney Living Museums.

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Learning

Not your average classroomTuesday 24 September 2019

From playing Victorian children’s games to making ‘convict’ bricks, the Experience & Learning Team deliver inspiring and fun educational experiences at eight of our 12 historic places.

Three primary school students dressed as convicts holding armfuls of plastic bricks outside two storey brick building.

Foundation

Thank you to SLM FoundationTuesday 24 September 2019

Children peering through a window at Rouse Hill Farm

School holidays

Spring School Holidays 2019: opening hoursMonday 23 September 2019

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Learning

Raising the prominence of Aboriginal perspectivesThursday 12 September 2019

With federal funding assistance, the Learning Team have seen a number of successes in in their efforts to raise the prominence of Aboriginal perspectives related to the site of first Government House.

Decorative collage of several Sydney Open Focus Tour buildings.

Sydney Open

Sydney Open Focus Tours Sneak PeekFriday 6 September 2019