As a Foundation Partner you will benefit from a brand alignment that expresses your commitment to Australian design and innovation. As well as marketing opportunities to the Foundation’s constituency – a fast growing group of Australians passionate about supporting good design – we offer a range of exclusive benefits to Foundation Partners.
In addition to our design education programmes, Walsh Street is host to product launches, corporate dinners, fashion shows, music concerts, staff training days, workshops, board meetings and much more.
Volunteering with us
Our Open Day volunteers are an essential factor in making these inspirational and educational tours an ongoing success. Volunteers assist on the day with House supervision, ticket collection and general safety supervision. In addition to being part an integral part of the event and our visitors experience, all volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to tour the Open Day.
Through our activities and donations, the Foundation pays down the mortgage of Walsh Street to ensure this iconic building continues to be a source of inspiration and an intrinsical part of Melbourne’s design DNA and discourse. If you would like to submit a proposal to host a Walsh Street fundraising event, please do get in touch. Further information can be found on our fundraising page.
Our Housekeeping Volunteers ensure that the house is properly preserved, cleaned and maintained to the highest standards. This role gives a unique insight into the daily condition of the house, and carries with it, the responsibility to report back regularly so that household maintenance requirements can be noted and attended to.
The Garden Volunteers are a vital part of ensuring that Walsh Street and its legacy is preserved for years to come. Assisting with the presentation and care of the garden to the highest standards whilst nurturing and preserving Boyd’s emphasis of the relationship between indoors and outdoors.
Marketing & admin
The Marketing & Admin Volunteers allow the development and growth of the Robin Boyd Foundation. They vitally assist with public programs, forums and Open Day events through general administration, communication, event promotion, database upkeep and ticketing management.
Archives & Collections
Working with our Archives & Collections Volunteers offers the opportunity for you to become involved with the Robin Boyd Collection, through volunteering, or undertaking an internship, this opportunity allows those volunteers to become an engaged part of the 60 year history of Walsh Street.
Friends of the Foundation
Our Friends are an important part of the Walsh Street family. Friends subscription allows us to further engage and reward our supporters whilst helping us to raise funds towards the running costs of Walsh Street, enabling us to open Robin Boyd’s iconic family home to the general public. To invite speakers to challenge and inspire us. To maintain and care for this incredible house and gardens and to offer Open Day experiences that are often a special one-off opportunity.