Volunteer at a beautifully restored 19th century convent which showcases a variety of Cooktown’s past
Volunteers at James Cook Museum play an integral part - enthusiastically showcasing artefacts between Cook and the Bama, sharing stories of the convent and its teachings through to welcoming guests to take a perfect picture on the Veranda and absorb the beautiful surrounds of Cooktown.
The National Trust take immense pride in its conservation, enriching the history of QLD heritage. 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's.
Our volunteers excel in a variety of roles, read the below opportunities and be sure to complete your application of interest today!
Heritage Visitor Volunteer- Wednesday to Saturday welcome our guests into the museum and stunning veranda. 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 tourists who come to learn about how life was lived in 'the olden days'. Volunteers inspire our visitors with stories of the past, showcasing our 19th century artefacts and celebrating its indigenous connections, ensuring our visitors have a safe and happy experience that will instil lasting memories.
Grounds, Property and Collection Care Volunteers - Each week our team at James Cook and 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.