The Australian War Memorial has nearly 300 volunteers actively contributing to its mission. They assist in a wide variety of roles, both at the front-of-house and behind the scenes. Our volunteers vary in ages and backgrounds, and all have an enjoyment  interacting with visitors and sharing the stories of our nation.

Become a volunteer

Recruitment processes are conducted throughout the year as and when volunteers are required for specific areas.  Application forms for specific volunteer roles will be available here when opportunities arise, so please check back regularly.

Volunteers receive appropriate training relevant to their work, unless they have been recruited because of a special skill they possess. Training periods vary and are provided by expert Memorial staff and guest speakers depending upon the role.

All volunteers are eligible for discounts at the Memorial shop and cafés, as well as being able to attend the various military history lectures organised by the Memorial.

More information

For any general voluntary guide enquiries, please call (02) 6243 4482 or email volunteerapplications@awm.gov.au.