Become a volunteer

Become part of a friendly and dedicated team by volunteering with us! Volunteers will receive training in their area, and further opportunities can be made available as they occur. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at info@queenslandhistory.org.au.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Museum volunteer (Thursdays)

Help preserve a range of historic objects in our collection so that visitors can enjoy them well into the future. This role is based at our off-site store in Stafford.

What’s involved?

  • Carefully cleaning and dusting objects in our collection, and cataloguing them to keep our records up-to-date
  • Learning to clean objects of all types, size, age and condition – training is provided
  • Having a degree of manual dexterity and care and an eye for detail
  • Getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures

Book sales volunteer (ad hoc)

Support the work of the RHSQ by helping to raise funds through the sale of history books at functions. This role is mainly based at the Commissariat Store Museum.

What’s involved?

  • Being enthusiastic and friendly
  • Taking visitors’ payments – training is provided on using the till
  • Helping visitors to discover more, making suggestions on which books might interest them
  • Customer service experience is advantageous but not essential
  • Getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures
  • Being available for some or all of our events