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Join our team of dedicated museum volunteers
Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to work alongside our curators, educators and staff on three of Australia's oldest collections of cultural heritage, art and science.

What can I do?

Channel your passion for science, history and art by contributing to our:

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  • events and public programs
  • welcome desk and gift shop
  • collections, by working with the team behind the scenes
  • special projects that continue to conserve, research and interpret the collections.

Become a volunteer

We are not currently taking volunteer applications.

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Team of conservators in white lab coats with artefacts.

Volunteer Katt Johns (right) with the conservation team

Digital volunteering

Woodhouse Archive Flickr Project

Help us catalogue William J Woodhouse's historical photograph collection by joining this Flickr project.

Black and white photograph of Greek countryside by William J Woodhouse, with the Acropolis in the distance.

We're seeking keen volunteers to assist with identifying landscapes, monuments and sites of Greece photographed by former curator Woodhouse between 1890 and 1935.

The complete archive contains more than 1800 images. For each one, we are asking contributors to describe the contents of the photograph, identify the location and contribute geocoordinates or comparable photos in the comments section of our Flickr pages.

Find out more on ourĀ Woodhouse Archive Flickr Project page.

Featured image (top of the page): Senior Collections Officer, Julie Taylor and volunteer Louise Pulling preparing a womens mat from Pentecost Island, Vanuatu for digitisation, ET86.19.14

Volunteering has provided me with the opportunity to gain industry experience, with the museums many fascinating and unique collections, as well as its friendly and supportive staff and fellow volunteers.
Katt Johns, volunteer