Volunteers perform a variety of roles, providing invaluable support to our staff and a high standard of customer service to visitors.

Our volunteers work as part of a team, helping to achieve our goals. All volunteers have a role description outlining their role and duties.

The thing I enjoy most about volunteering at Vaucluse House is sharing my love of history and helping visitors interpret the house and property by telling stories.

Wendy Bull

What time commitment is required?

The amount of time and degree of flexibility varies according to the volunteer role. Volunteer guides and special event volunteer positions are available weekdays and weekends. Project and speaker program volunteers are only needed on weekdays. Some volunteers may work 3 hours a week or fortnight, while others may work a 7-hour day 10am to 5pm once a week.

No volunteer role allows a volunteer to work more than 16 hours per week.

The thing I enjoy most about volunteering at Rose Seidler House is engaging with people who share my passion for design, architecture and history.

Tom Dwyer

What training is involved?

All our volunteers take part in a short induction training program, which gives an introduction to Sydney Living Museums, the volunteer role, health and safety and other work related policies. Following this, volunteers will have opportunities take part in a mix of informal and more formal training, depending on the particular position and role.

Volunteering makes me happy because I like meeting people, and Elizabeth Bay House is a joy to present to them.

Howard Graham

Will I be provided with travel assistance and other expenses?

As a volunteer you are not reimbursed for travel or other expenses, except when expenses are incurred at the direct request of Sydney Living Museums. Where required, you will be provided with special protective clothing to meet requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act.

Will I be covered by insurance while volunteering?

Yes, you will be covered by public liability and personal accident insurance.