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, but all have an enjoyment of interacting with visitors and sharing the stories of our nation.

Existing volunteers

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Become a volunteer

Recruitment processes are conducted throughout the year as and when volunteers are required for specific areas.

Volunteer application form (DOC)
Volunteer application form (PDF)

Volunteers receive appropriate training relevant to their work, unless they have been recruited because of a special skill they possess. Training periods vary from 2-3 afternoon sessions, up to a 9-month course for voluntary guides, and is provided by expert Memorial staff and guest speakers.

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 volunteer enquiries, you can get in touch via email or call (02) 6243 4234.