Support the National Anzac Centre
The National Anzac Centre offers several volunteering opportunities and always welcomes expressions of interest from those wishing to become part of our tight knit volunteer team. Volunteers form a very important part of the experience we offer our visitors. We have opportunities for everyone including people currently in the workforce and retirees!
Some of the benefits of volunteering at the National Anzac Centre include:
Being part of one of Australia's most significant cultural experiences
Meeting new people and gaining new skills and expertise
Meet visitors from all over Australia and the World
Free tea/coffee and light refreshments when on shift
Work alongside the skilled National Anzac Centre and Princess Royal Fortress team in delivering a visitor experience of international standard
Some of the roles volunteers undertake within the precinct include:
Visitor information and assistance
Events and special occasions
Gun firing crew
Cruise ship greetings
The Albany Heritage Park currently has over 40 dedicated volunteers who commit their time to sharing their knowledge of the site with hundreds of visitors, every day of the year.
Below we have a rotating selection of some of our volunteer Profiles on display to highlight the amazing work they do, and to allow our visitors get to know a bit more about the faces they'll see at the Albany Heritage Park.
The preservation of Albany’s military past and its role in WW1 is incredibly important to me. I like being able to help keep the Anzac story alive for all generations. The Albany Heritage Park and National Anzac Centre offers a wider and more personal view of the conflict and its consequences.
My most memorabgle moment while volunteering here has to have been when I saw the name of my Uncle ‘Clifford Lenegan’ in the Reflection Pool at the National Anzac Centre. I felt a strong kinship to this young soldier who was part of my family but whom I had never met and knew very little about.
I love volunteering at the National Anzac Centre because I find it very rewarding to help our visitors and make their visit to the National Anzac Centre more worthwhile. It provides an opportunity to showcase Albany, its regions and indeed our State, all while widening my knowledge of the First World War. Each week there is more to discover!
I volunteer at the National Anzac Centre as I am interested in history and my wife, who already volunteered here, encouraged me to join.
Learning about the long history of Albany including the part it played in the story of the Anzacs is really fascinating to me, even just the beauty of views inspires me every time I am there.
One of my most memorable experiences would have been meeting the man who lives in the commandant’s house, as his father decommissioned the big guns we have on the site.
The volunteers are a friendly, enthusiastic group of people, and I really enjoy getting to meet and talk to lots of interesting people from all over the world.
I always planned to do volunteer work once I retired, its important to me to contribute to the community you live in, and helping at the Albany Heritage Park has given me the opportunity to do that.
I care that we preserve our military and community history and that we do our very best not to lose the knowledge and artefacts that tell our story.
Most shifts I discover a little gem that is tucked away in the museum archives, or learn something from the Curator.
It is an amazing facility, great people to work with and management are very thoughtful and caring of their volunteers.
Please Note: The National Anzac Centre is not currently accepting volunteer applications. We will advise when applications re-open.
Donation of Artefacts
Found an artefact at home which relates to the Princess Royal Fortress? We'd love to take a look!
Please email a photo of the artefact to firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will be in contact.
If your artefact is not related to the Princess Royal Fortress specifically, please contact the Western Australia Museum.
The National Anzac Centre is currently not sponsoring any events or programs at this time.
Please email email@example.com for more information