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: Project Volunteers This is a Back of house role We are currently looking for volunteers who would be interested in being involved in various projects being undertaken by different parts of the museum. This kind of role is suitable for anyone wishing to gain practical experience in museum, library or archives work, or someone who has time to spare during the week and has the appropriate skills and interest. These projects may run for a few months or some for years. You will be: Available to come in for a regularly once a week, for around 4 hours (between the hours of 10am and 4pm), and able to commit to volunteering for at least six months. This can only be during the working week, not weekends. Careful and patient, with an eye for detail, and with a tolerance for repetitive tasks, and a passion for accuracy. Able to manage some lifting, bending, and working in tight spaces. Good computer skills (basic spreadsheets and data entry) Collection handling experience or an interest in library work would be useful but not essential. Apply now To apply for this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you would be well suited to this volunteer role. 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. Education Volunteers Working with educators and school children 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. How to apply to be volunteer To apply for the Information Desk or Education 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.