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Volunteer

Volunteering at Waikato Museum can be a valuable way to get work experience, develop interests and share skills within a museum environment. Volunteers may be involved in events and special projects in the museum's collections area.

Skills and experience

We want our volunteers to have a rewarding and enjoyable time working at Waikato Museum so the interests and skills of all applicants are carefully matched with suitable volunteer vacancies. Applicants should be aware that after registering their interest with us, there may be a wait for an appropriate role to become available. Your application is kept on file for up to one year.

We are currently seeking:

  • Volunteer museum guides/docents
  • Volunteer guides/docents for our For Us They Fell exhibition
  • Public programmes (events) volunteers 

Find out more about potential roles here.

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. 

How to apply

Prospective volunteers must print out and complete the application form (download below) in their own handwriting and send to Waikato Museum by either post or email, along with an up to date CV. 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.

All expressions of interest to volunteer at Waikato Museum are added to a volunteer register and applicants are selected to interview for specific projects and events. While we cannot guarantee placement, all applicants are considered.

Download the volunteer application form

Contact us

If you wish to know more about volunteering at Waikato Museum check out the FAQs or contact us by email or phone 07 838 6606.