Volunteer with us

Have you ever wanted to contribute your skills, life experience, diverse background, and interests to a broader purpose, working in an inclusive and stimulating environment?

Here at WA Museum Boola Bardip, we are looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities who seek to further their own knowledge whilst also giving back to the community in meaningful ways within the Museum, with a focus on self-enrichment, and meaningful public engagement.

WAMBB volunteers

What does being a volunteer involve?

Where to begin! As a volunteer, you will have access to our regular training programs, deeper knowledge of our gallery collections, and gain opportunities to help run our broad range of ongoing community programs and facilitated visits.

This includes welcoming and caring for visitors to Boola Bardip including children and families, migrant communities, adults living with a disability and older Australians. Volunteers operate within a strong framework of safety, including child safety.

Volunteers enjoy unparalleled access to our special exhibitions whilst on shift, while enriching the experience of our guests, by assisting in day-to-day customer service and demonstrating the best way to enjoy our Gogo digital guide.

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Children visiting WA Museum Boola Bardip

"It's nice to welcome visitors. When you go through the galleries, there is a lot to learn, there is a lot that they have not taught you through schools and you can find out the histories of so many interesting little objects”

Rene Mak, WA Museum Boola Bardip volunteer

“When you come together, you have the chance to learn together and share stories. I learn new things each time I am here, I am so interested in all the stories here, that is why I love being a volunteer.”

Saiyidati Hajar, WA Museum Boola Bardip volunteer

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Become a volunteer

We are on the lookout for volunteers now! Please get in touch at perthvolunteering@museum.wa.gov.au if you have any questions.

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FAQs

How often would I need to volunteer?

We ask our volunteers to contribute at least one shift per fortnight, with a shift being about 3.5 hours

When are shifts?

We operate almost every day of the year and offer two shifts: 9.45am – 1pm and 12.45pm – 4.30pm.

How old do I need to be a volunteer?

Most of our volunteers are over 18 years old. However, we can accept volunteers from 16 years of age. We offer a dedicated youth volunteer program over summer. Please contact us via email at perthvolunteering@museum.wa.gov.au if you are keen to hear more about this program.

Do you offer work experience for students or internships?

Volunteering is not the same as work experience, although volunteering is a good experience, and looks good on your resume. We welcome students on our volunteer team and have many already, including high school, university, and TAFE students. If you are interested in work placements (work experience or internships) please enquire here.

Can I use my volunteer hours towards my mutual obligation with Centrelink?

Yes, WA Museum Boola Bardip is an authorised volunteer provider, and we can verify your volunteer hours for Centrelink.

Do you have free parking?

No, but we are a very short walk from the major public transport hub of the Perth Train Station. There are large paid parking facilities close by. More information on how to reach WA Museum Boola Bardip is located here.

Can I volunteer with a curator or work on collections?

No. All volunteers at WA Museum Boola Bardip are Front of House, which means you are customer facing at our site.

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