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How to apply


Rewarding volunteer roles at Auckland MuseumYour voluntary commitment will bring greater knowledge, more understanding and the pleasure of new encounters that enable you to share this heritage with others.


How to apply

To apply for Volunteer Guide and Volunteer Mandarin Guide roles, visit this page to read more about the roles and then follow the apply now prompts to apply online.

For all other volunteer roles, please complete an application form in your own handwriting and send it to the museum either by post or email

All applications will be acknowledged.

Please be careful to ensure your email address is clearly printed on the application form and your address is accurate with the correct post code.

Download the application form

Skills and experience

We want our volunteers to have a rewarding and enjoyable time working at Auckland War Memorial Museum so the interests and skills of all applicants are carefully matched with suitable volunteer vacancies

Some types of volunteers roles are only available when vacancies occur, or when training programmes are about to start. We have waitlists for these positions and encourage applicants to register their interest with us for these roles.

Your application is kept on file for at least six months in case a vacancy should arise. Find out more about types of volunteer roles and current volunteering vacancies.

Making a commitment

Priority is given to volunteers who are making a long term commitment to volunteering, and all applicants must be prepared to accept a police check of their background.

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and there is no upper age limit.

Before you apply for a position, please think carefully about your reasons for volunteering, and also how it will fit in with your other commitments.  We value reliability above all, and you will find the experience far more rewarding if your commitment is whole hearted and well thought out.

Contact information

If you wish to know more about volunteering at the Museum please see our frequently asked questions or contact:

Manager Volunteer Services
Ros Currie
+64 9 309 0443 ext 7181

Auckland Museum
Private Bag 92018
Auckland, 1142
New Zealand