Volunteers provide invaluable support to Museums of History NSW across a range of roles

Our volunteers are crucial to our ability to deliver meaningful experiences of our heritage buildings and collections. Across all of our museums, these passionate, skilled and enthusiastic individuals enable us to extend our work to cherish, protect and share our places and stories.

About the Volunteer Program

With an array of museums, gardens, collections and a huge and diverse program of exhibitions, events and special projects, there is always plenty to do, experience and learn, no matter what your interests and skills. Whether you can make a regular weekly commitment or prefer to help out every now and again, we welcome and value your involvement.

Volunteer roles

We offer a mix of opportunities and roles for volunteers within our museums and houses, and working with the State Archives Collection, which draw on a range of skills and qualities. We also recruit a group of volunteers for Sydney Open every year.

How to apply

Volunteer opportunities become available as they are needed to support particular teams and programs. These positions will be advertised on this page.

For each volunteer role that is open we provide a Role Description which lists the specific skills and experience we are looking for. Applicants are asked to submit an application form for that role and a CV, and if shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview.

Please note that we are only able to accept volunteer applications when a volunteer role is currently being advertised. Regrettably we are unable to take on new volunteers in response to individual requests. However we would love to let you know when new volunteer roles become available so please sign up to keep updated.


Our volunteers tell us that being a volunteer brings many benefits and that they gain as much from helping us as we gain from their help. Volunteering provides opportunities to develop and share knowledge, practical skills, talents and friendships.

Contact us

For inquiries about our volunteer program, please contact:

Phone: +61 2 8239 2459

Email: volunteers@mhnsw.au

Current volunteers’ login

Current volunteers can log into Volgistics here to access VicNet and view their personal information and shifts.

VICNET login


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