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La Trobe's Cottage - Customer Service Volunteer Opportunity!

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Get involved in the community and assist our team at La Trobe!

About the role:

We are seeking volunteers who can manage the electronic payment system and who can help with practical matters such as setting up the gazebo and dealing with issues that may arise during the afternoon. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about customer service and helping others. You will also be passionate about heritage, appreciating the value of La Trobe's Cottages and working to preserve it for future generations. We need energetic volunteers who would be happy to help run the Sunday openings - a deep knowledge of La Trobe or his Cottage is not required. La Trobe's Cottages are location in Kings Domain next to the Shrine of Remembrance and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Cottage is open from 1-4pm every Sunday, October - April. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 12.30 for the set-up – we usually get away around 4pm (the last tour is 3.30pm). A roster is prepared at the end of the previous month, and most volunteers offer one Sunday per month that suits them. There is no obligation to do certain Sundays – the team remains flexible. Training would be provided.

In return for your valuable contributions, you can extend your experience, learn new skills and enrich your life by becoming involved as a volunteer with the National Trust.

Any appointment of volunteering in this role requires a satisfactory Police Check and current Working with Children Check (WWCC).


If this sounds like you..(or someone you know), please get in touch for more information and please share this with your networks. As part of the application process we will ask you to agree to register as a National Trust Volunteer.

Thank you for considering volunteering with us. We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of that. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

If you are interested in this volunteering role please contact us on the volunteer email address indicated.