Volunteer at your local, rare 1903 timber and iron Chinese temple in Atherton Tablelands. The only Chinese temple in all of Australia- Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum!
Volunteers based at this unique Temple play an integral part - enthusiastically showcasing Chinese cultural heritage within a meticulous conserved Temple, presenting the beautiful surrounding gardens and proudly taking guests, school groups around the Temple and into the museum
The National Trust was donated Hou Wang Temple in 1979 and take pride in its heritage significance within QLD. Our volunteer program welcomes friendly, passionate and dedicated individuals who are wanting to join a community of like-minded people, share stories of our vibrant heritage and willing to follow the lead from our Heritage Site Co Ordinator.
Heritage Visitor Volunteer - On Tuesday-Sundays welcome our guests into the temple and gardens, inspire visitors and share stories of the past, showcasing Chinese cultural heritage. You will be a great advocate for the National Trust and our mission and ensure our guests have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Education Volunteer- We host groups of excited school children through to further afield businesses who come learn about this historic temple, its architecture and how it serviced the past residents. Volunteers assist with ensuring our youngest to our oldest visitors have a safe and happy experience that will instil lasting memories.
Grounds, Property and Collection Care Volunteers - Each week a working bee day is organised and our Volunteers come together to have an enjoyable social occasion whilst performing a variety of maintenance tasks including collection care, gardening, cleaning, grounds work and any other property needs.
To be a successful applicant, our key criteria is set out below:
- A passion for culture, conservation, the environment and the heritage of Queensland
- A welcoming, helpful, friendly and positive disposition with great communication skills
- Active and in general good health
- A willingness to learn new skills and to follow workplace protocols including COVID-safe and Workplace Health and Safety practices
- Must commit to access email and internet regularly. This is an important health and safety requirement to enable training and updates.
- Willingness to commit to regular attendance, be aged 18-80 years and understand there is a volunteer registration fee of $30. This provides you with a quality NTAQ unisex apron, name badge plus complimentary membership of the National Trust for the duration of your volunteering.
Take this great opportunity to join your local, historic landmark that hosts a range of heritage events and activities. Be part of something worthy and great this year! Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you volunteering at a NTAQ property soon.