Volunteer Opportunites

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It is our dedicated volunteers that enable the foundation to operate

The Robin Boyd Foundation is almost entirely managed and operated by volunteers. In addition to contributing to the running of the foundation, all volunteers enjoy a range of benefits including free attendance at open day events, invitations to events at Walsh Street and the opportunity to work with other like minded and enthusiastic people.

Please apply to your preferred volunteering position below. Applicants are welcome to apply to more than one role.

We are currently recruiting volunteers in the following areas.

Gardening

The Garden Volunteers are a vital part of ensuring that Walsh Street and its legacy is preserved for years to come. Volunteers assist with the presentation and care of the garden, whilst nurturing and preserving Boyd’s emphasis of the relationship between indoors and outdoors. The Foundation holds a monthly working bee on the first Saturday of each month, so Saturday availability is essential for this role.

Open Volunteer Spots: 4-6 volunteers, Saturdays only.

APPLY HERE

Admin & Marketing

The Admin & Marketing Volunteers assist with general office support and database upkeep. Volunteers must be proficient in basic Microsoft office software, with marketing opportunities for individuals who have a portfolio of written or social media work.

Open Office Volunteer Spots: 1-2 Volunteers Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Open Marketing Volunteer Spots: 1-2 Volunteers for project or event as needed

APPLY HERE

Collections & Archives

Become involved with the Robin Boyd Collection and the 60+ year Walsh Street residence as a Collections & Archives Volunteer. The Foundation has opportunities for volunteers with experience or interest in collections management, gallery or museum administration, or archival research.

Open Volunteer Spots: based on project needs. Note some evening or weekend work may be required.

APPLY HERE

Events & Open Days

Event & Open Day Volunteers are an essential to the success of the Foundation’s inspirational and educational events and tours. Volunteers assist on the day with Walsh Street events and Open Days, guest-lists, general safety supervision.

Open Volunteer Spots: up to 100 for an Open Day.  Must be available evenings and weekends.

APPLY HERE

Housekeeping

Our Housekeeping Volunteers ensure that the historic Walsh Street house is properly cleaned and maintained. Volunteers get a unique insight into maintaining a historic house and assist with condition reports. The Foundation holds a monthly working bee on the first Saturday of each month, so Saturday availability is essential for this role.

Open Volunteer Spots: 4-6 volunteers, Saturdays only

Tours

The Foundation’s Walsh Street Tour Volunteer Guides are essential to the success of the Foundation’s inspirational and educational events and tours at the historic home of Robin Boyd. Receive valuable training on leading our public Walsh Street house tours and presenting talks on Robin Boyd’s life and his lasting influence.

Open Volunteer Spots: max 20.  Must be available business hours Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, with some evening hours.

APPLY HERE

Graduate Internships, Student placements or Work Experience: Thank you for your interest! The Robin Boyd Foundation acknowledges that internships, student and work experience placements provide an opportunity for individuals within the architectural and design community to learn more about great design in the public education sector. The Foundation offers limited, highly competitive placements on an annual basis.  Please contact information@robin.boyd.org.au for more details.

The time commitment asked of our volunteers varies depending upon the roles and work being undertaken.

If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact:  information@robinboyd.org.au