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Harbour Trust Volunteer at the Visitor Centre at North Head Sanctuary in Manly.

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From maintaining the heritage value and natural beauty of our places through to greeting visitors and delivering public programs, our volunteers plays a vital role in the Harbour Trust’s endeavours.

The dedication, passion and diverse expertise of Harbour Trust volunteers are of great benefit, bolstering our ability to serve the community.

We are focused on engaging, supporting and celebrating the members of our volunteer team by ensuring they enjoy meaningful work together with benefits, including flu shots, training, uniforms and opportunities to socialise.

Ongoing Volunteer roles include visitor services, speakers, administration assistance, heritage restoration, event assistants, tour guides, gardeners and more. If you’re fascinated by the history of Sydney Harbour or simply want to give back to the community, we invite you to consider our volunteer program.

Available roles

Our volunteer roles cater for different ages, skillsets and interests. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions.

Restoration Volunteers (North Head Sanctuary)

We are seeking 2 suitably experienced and skilled volunteers to assist with restoration and conservation of heritage items associated with the military history of North Head Sanctuary in Manly. Under direction of an on-site supervisor, suitable volunteers will have experience and traditional skills in woodworking and/or metalworking and be willing to work as part of a small team of skilled volunteers onsite at North Head Sanctuary.

We require 1 woodworker and 1 metalworker with skills and experience using machinery and hand tools to work on restoration and maintenance projects. The work is both workshop and site based at North Head Sanctuary on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week (8am – 2pm). Projects are usually multi skilled, team based and require a flexible approach. These roles will suit suitably skilled people who have an interest in military heritage or North Head Sanctuary and who live locally or within easy commute to the area. 

Volunteer Guide – various sites

We are seeking suitably skilled volunteers to conduct guided tours at several of our extraordinary places across Sydney Harbour. We require volunteers with exceptional communication skills, good knowledge of Australian history and a passion for hosting excellent visitor experiences. Prior experience and skills conducting guided tours for diverse audiences is preferred, along with a strong interest in military heritage and/or heritage values specific to the relevant site/s.

We are recruiting volunteer guides to conduct guided tours at:

Tours are scheduled on Sundays and midweek by request. Responsibilities also include opening and closing procedures, risk management and willingness to interact with visitors in between tours on rostered shifts.

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