|Become a National Capital Authority Volunteer|
Are you passionate about our national capital?
Would you like to learn more about Canberra and share that knowledge with others?
The National Capital Authority is seeking enthusiastic people to join our volunteer program and help deliver our mission to build the national capital in the hearts of all Australians.
As a volunteer you will present, or assist with, a variety of interesting and educational activities. Volunteers come from a many backgrounds but they all enjoy meeting people, sharing our history, and interpreting the story of Canberra for others.
What does an interpretive volunteer do?
The activities of Interpretive Volunteers include:
Interpretive Volunteers interact with people from all walks of life, such as primary and secondary school students, international and interstate tourists, local residents and families.
What does the National Capital Authority look for in an interpretive volunteer?
The NCA seeks volunteers who:
What does the training for interpretive volunteers involve?
Interpretive volunteers are provided with a range of training opportunities to assist them to successfully undertake their duties. An induction Day provides initial training in volunteering with the NCA, then customer service, presentation skills and facility specific training are provided.
For their first 12 shifts, new interpretive volunteers are ‘buddied’ with an experienced volunteer. After this initial training period, volunteers may undertake shifts at other exhibition facilities and tours.
Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in on-going professional development sessions. These allow volunteers to gain a better understanding of the national capital and to improve communication techniques.
How do I become an Interpretive volunteer?
Applicants will then be contacted for an individual volunteer meeting or interview. A letter of offer will be sent to successful applicants. The offer is dependent upon the successful completion of a Police Check.
New volunteers undertake an initial assessment period of three months.
If you have any questions regarding the National Capital Authority Interpretive Volunteer Program, please contact: Roslyn Hull, Education Officer on 6272 2957 or the National Capital Exhibition on 6272 2902
|Last Updated on Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:42|