Contact Info

Gloucester District Historical Society Museum

12 Church Street, Gloucester

NSW 2422

PH. (02) 6558-9989

Postal address:

PO Box 265

Gloucester NSW 2422

Volunteering for Gloucester Historical Museum

How do I become a Volunteer?

To be a volunteer at Gloucester Historical Museum, you must become a member of the Gloucester District Historical Society Inc, for which a small fee is charged. See our fee structure on the membership page.

Being a member gives you privileges like:

  • You can come to our General Meetings
  • You will receive our regular newsletter
  • You are covered by insurance when working in the museum complex.

What time commitment is required?

We are very flexible but we do ask that you try to make a commitment of at least one day a month for a long term volunteer. We are also happy to accommodate short term volunteers, such as student placements, if an agreed project is to be worked on.

What training is involved?

All new volunteers will receive an Induction. This gives you an overview of the practices and policies of the museum. Skills, site knowledge and experience is progressive and will be gained on the job. There may be opportunities to receive training during the year.

Does the Gloucester District Historical Society Inc. assist with travel costs or reimburse expenses?

Unfortunately, the Society is not able to cover or refund the majority of costs or expenses that result from your volunteer work with us, however, we may reimburse reasonable expenses that relate directly to the activities of the Society. These expenses must be agreed prior to any purchase or outlay from the volunteer.

What do volunteers do at the Gloucester District Historical Society Inc?

There are a variety of activities that volunteers can participate in, and we can tailor your work to your particular interests.
We require the following:

  • Friendly people to interact with our visitors and answer any questions that may arise
  • Administrative people that can help with our paperwork and documentation
  • Curatorial people that can look after and maintain our artifacts and develop our exhibitions

What qualifications and experience is required?

There are no specific qualifications or experience required. If you are enthusiastic and motivated to the preservation and promotion of local Historical Museum, then you are the one for us and with your help, we will preserve the history of Gloucester for generations to come. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please click HERE to find our contact details.