Wednesday 30 January 2013 by Rebecca Stevens. 2 comments

The Australian War Memorial is looking for people who would like to train to become Voluntary Guides. Applications close soon. 

If you enjoy working with the public, are confident about speaking in public and would like to contribute to an award-winning museum, why not apply!

As a Voluntary Guide you will engage with our visitors by delivering free daily guided tours to some of the 800,000 plus people that visit the Memorial every year.  Hardly a day passes without a member of the public letting us know how much they learned from these tours, and how they appreciated the knowledge, passion and interest shown by their guide.

The annual comprehensive training program for Voluntary Guides begins in early March 2013. The training provides a rich historical background, delivered by Australian War Memorial historians,  together with information on guiding techniques and the practical side of being a guide.  By the end of the training you will be able to enrich the experience of our visitors by exploring the collection and passing on the many stories of the Australian experience in war and its enduring impact on our society.

If you are interested, you can download, print and fill in the application form the application form.  You can  call  (02) 6243 4299  or email for more details about what it means to be a Voluntary Guide here at the Memorial.

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 8th February 2013.


Jade Nacario

Hi, I am really interested in being a volunteer in the War Memorial as I really love the war history. I have visited the war memorial for five times and really enjoyed it. As I am now working and living here in Canberra, I really want to participate as a volunteer in your organisation. As I am not of English background though I believe my English is fairly good as I passed the english requirements for migration purposes, is there other volunteering opportunities I can apply aside from the voluntary guides? Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Jade

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It is a very noble job, I think every Aussie should register for the training. You should also plan something for working professionals who will like to serve on weekends.