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Current volunteer opportunities

There are sometimes unexpected opportunities for volunteers with a strong background in a specialist area, and we are always interested in hearing from potential volunteers with relevant knowledge, interests and skills.

Current volunteer vacancies

We are looking for people to fill these positions:

Education Volunteers


We currently have vacancies for Education Volunteers, who assist our Museum Educators with groups of school children during school terms. We are looking for bright, energetic people who enjoy working with children from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages, and assisting with training sessions covering a wide variety of topics. Your role would be one of logistics and support, supervising certain activities, assisting with resources, and generally being part of our Museum team of Educators.

These volunteers come in on a given day per school week, and are at the Museum between 9.30am and 2pm during school term time. We would ask for a commitment for at least the rest of the school year, and preferably longer.

Information Desk Volunteers

This is a Front of house role

We currently have a need for more volunteers to work on our Information Desks at both entrances to the Museum. If you enjoy meeting people and helping them make the most of their time in the Museum, you could become a member of our large volunteer team. We need people with excellent communication skills and a genuine desire to help others. A good knowledge of Auckland is also valuable.

We prefer applicants who could be available for at least the occasional weekend work and who are available during school holiday periods. The normal commitment is for one half day per week on duty, and lasting at least a year, but preferably longer.

Volunteer Guides


Every year we take on a small group of volunteers to train as Museum Guides. If you enjoy meeting people and bringing to life our treasures and stories, and sharing your passion and enthusiasm for the museum, you could become a member of our large volunteer guiding team. We need people with excellent communication skills and a genuine desire to engage visitors. We are looking for an interest in New Zealand history, culture and heritage, and a strong and sustained commitment to ongoing learning.

Please note that entry to the training course is by invitation only, and we ask for a commitment of at least two years should you be successful in being selected for training, and pass the assessment at the end of the course. In 2017, the course will run for two months, during August and September.

How to apply to be a volunteer

To apply for the Education, Information Desk or Guide volunteer roles, you must complete an application form and send it to the Museum by post or email. You can find out more information about the application process on our 'How to apply' page.