Volunteering At Henry Kendall Cottage

Assisting at Henry Kendall Cottage and  Historical Museum is a great way to learn about   your local history and meet people, both members  and visitors and you will be helping to maintain this amazing piece of Australiana for future generations.

How do I become a Volunteer?HKC Sketch Old

For a small fee you will become a member of the Brisbane Water Historical Society. This entitles you to receive the monthly  Cooranbean Courier newsletter, attend general meetings and the occasional outings and functions.

What time commitment is required?

You are asked to do at least one five hour shift per month. A ‘buddy system’ ensures that at least two people are on duty at any one time so no one is ever required to ‘mind the shop’ on their own.

What training is involved?

New volunteers receive Orientation and Induction Training to provide an overview of the practices, procedures and policies of the Society.

Does the Brisbane Water Historical Society assist with travel cost or reimburse expenses?

The Society cannot reimburse expenses incurred as a result of your volunteer work.

What do volunteers do at Henry Kendall Cottage?

We offer a variety of roles within the museum and can, in the most part, tailor your volunteer work to your particular interests. No one is pressured to do something they prefer not to do and no task requires great effort.

We require the following:

  • front-of-house staff that interact with our visitors
  • General duties include keeping the various areas of the complex clean and tidy
  • administrative staff that help with our paperwork and documentation
  • grounds staff that look after our gardens
  • curatorial staff that look after our artefacts and develop our exhibitions

What qualifications and experience is required?

We do not require any specific qualifications or experience.

We ask that our volunteers are enthusiastic and committed to the preservation and promotion of Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum. We have found that each volunteer brings their own individual life skills and experiences that only enrich the Society and help to take us forward.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please click HERE to find our contact details alternatively you can call in on any Wednesday, Saturday  or Sunday between  10am and 3pm and talk  to a Museum Duty Officer about joining us.

Please click HERE to read our latest Society News – Around the Grounds – to learn about our most recent social activities and guest speakers.