Are you passionate about horticulture, history, or planning?
Do you have 1-4 hours a week to commit to engaging volunteer programs that inspire the public?
The National Capital Authority (NCA) is looking to grow our volunteer team.
The mission of NCA Volunteer Program is to inform and educate all Australian’s about the National Capital. Opportunities exist in our Old Parliament House Gardens Horticulture Team and our Visitor Experience Team.
Our Volunteers actively participate in educating locals and visitors on areas across the National Triangle and are provided with a range of training opportunities assist them to successfully undertake their role as ambassadors for Canberra.
The NCA is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who:
enjoy meeting people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team
are reliable and responsible
are prepared to attend training and professional development sessions
are able to commit to up to four hours per week for a period of 12 months
are open to developing new skills
Become a Volunteer
If you have a skill you’d like to share, or an enquiry regarding the NCA Volunteer Programs, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to share the story of Canberra with others? Do you want to learn more about the ancient human history, city development and significance of Canberra?
NCA Volunteer Guides play an active role in sharing the special importance and history of the National Capital to a range of visitors.
The NCA provides direction and training to all Volunteer Guides in preparation for volunteer activities. This includes the history and design of the National Capital and interpretation of NCA exhibition facilities and places of unique interest that are managed by the NCA.
Welcoming and assisting visitors at the National Capital Exhibition and Blundells Cottage Weekends
Assisting with activities related to a range of special events
Are you an avid rose lover, enjoy gardening and being outdoors in good company?
Would you like to gain new specialist garden skills in rosecare including pruning, pest and disease awareness and general care?
Horticulture Volunteers are taught by our expert gardeners along the way, while being involved in the horticultural care and maintenance of the Old Parliament House Gardens. Five teams work in the gardens pruning, weeding, ‘dead heading’and working together to beautify the gardens for local, national and international visitors.
Do you have a background in research? Are you looking for a way to utilise your skills?
Research Volunteers receive on the job training and ongoing professional development while they work behind the scenes and support the functions of the NCA through volunteer assisted projects.
Research Volunteers work within small teams or independently on various tasks, allocated to them depending on their strengths, skills and experience. Some of our past projects and tasks have included:
cataloguing of records for the NCA Library
collating of reference material for public tour field notes
administration to assist the musicians at the National Carillon
assisting with the sorting of collection items from Blundells Cottage
craft and sewing for various NCA displays.
Meet our Volunteers
Meet some of the NCA’s wonderful volunteer guides who share the stories of our National Capital and keep the Old Parliament House Gardens looking fabulous: