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Support the National Anzac Centre

Volunteer

Volunteer

Please note: Volunteer expressions of interest are currently closed.

The National Anzac Centre & Princess Royal Fortress involve several volunteer roles which form a very important part of the experience we offer our visitors. The current team boasts over 30 volunteers who all contribute to the unique visitor experience through tour guiding, visitor information, curatorial assistance, exhibition assistance, golf buggy transport in addition to the firing of the 9 pounder gun on event occasions!

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

  • Curatorial projects

  • Events and special occasions

  • Gun firing crew

  • Tour guiding

  • Visitor transfers

  • Cruise ship greetings

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Get In Touch

Thanks for submitting! Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch soon.

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Volunteer Profiles

The Albany Heritage Park currently has over 30 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.

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Bill Wright

Princess Royal Fortress Visitor Information & 9 Pound Gun Crew  |  Volunteering since September 2019

I wanted to volunteer to have the opportunity to meet people and become involved in the Albany community. I have found the experience so beneficial having to meet and greet people and increase my knowledge of Albany’s history. It is such a privilege to find out about the ANZACs and their role in Australian history.

 

You meet very interesting people in my volunteer role, such as when I had the opportunity to meet the relative of a man who oversaw decommissioning the guns at the fort.

Inger Brooks

National Anzac Centre Exhibition Assistant  |  Volunteering since August 2017

With a keen interest in all types of history, I enjoy giving back to the community. I want to encourage in some small way, the enjoyment of continued learning and all that comes with that experience.

 

Volunteering gives me an opportunity to engage with locals and visitors alike. To share these stories and places, past and present, is very powerful. Speaking to two returned servicemen, both of whom who had been involved in Afghanistan and Iraq, was incredibly moving and thought provoking.

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Robert Jackman

Princess Royal Fortress Tour Guide & 9 Pound Gun Crew  |  Volunteering since March 2021

 

I have a keen interest in military history previously serving for some 30 years at the local Naval Cadet unit TS Vancouver. Alongside a strong family connection to the Princess Royal Fortress through my father and uncle who served there, retirement provided a wonderful opportunity to combine my passion and hobby together and to give visitors a unique experience of a truly historic site.

 

I hope to bring an experience to visitors of a personal nature and be able to impart information and history of the site and general military nature. On one occasion I met a lady whose mother served in the Australian Women’s Army Service at the fortress in 1943, manning the searchlights.

 

I feel a great deal of pride in showing visitors around, giving them an overview of the interesting history of the Fortress and providing information on Australia during the war time eras. I hope to leave them with a memorable experience of their time visiting the Fortress and NAC.

Patricia Forsyth

Princess Royal Fortress Curatorial Volunteer  |  Volunteering since February 2017

 

I am interested in local and family history and really enjoy being part of a team contributing to the Albany community. I feel privileged to be a part of the team behind the scenes researching and helping preserve the amazing PRF collection.

 

Being a part of a significant piece of Albany history and contributing to that is its own reward, but my volunteer role also offers me the satisfaction that comes with being involved at such a place.

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Artefacts

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 prfcurator@amazingalbany.com.au 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.

Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship

The National Anzac Centre is currently not sponsoring any events or programs at this time. 

Please email info@nationalanzaccentre.com.au for more information

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