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Shrine volunteers

Being a Shrine volunteer is a great way to get involved. Read more about what volunteering at the Shrine entails.

Being a volunteer is a great way to get involved and support the Shrine

The Shrine has over 100 volunteers who assist with a range of tasks including:

  • talking with visitors
  • helping visitors understand more about the Shrine and its purpose
  • leading community tours
  • administrative tasks
  • assisting with research
  • education program delivery
  • school holiday program delivery.

A typical day for a Shrine volunteer could include any combination of the activities listed above.

Shrine volunteers take part in regular training and development opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a Shrine volunteer, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Please email

Benefits of Volunteering

Giving back to the community is a great feeling. Shrine Volunteers support the Shrine's mission of engaging all Victorians in commemoration through reflection, ceremony, education and learning. There are also many benefits associated with being a volunteer. These include:

  • developing new skills and knowledge
  • meeting a diverse range of people, including staff, other volunteers and visitors
  • supporting commemorative activities including Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Legacy Day and Battle for Australia Day
  • an opportunity to personalise our visitor's experience through your interactions
  • discounted tickets and invitations to attend Shrine public programs and events.
  • recognition of milestone years of service

The Shrine is committed to an ongoing, relevant, high-quality Volunteer Program. The Shrine adheres to the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.

How to apply

The application process is as follows:

  • contact us with your expression of interest at
  • we’ll arrange a time when you can come in for half a day. You’ll meet current volunteers and observe a typical shift. You’ll spend time with a staff member and discuss Shrine volunteering
  • if you decide to apply, you complete the online application form which we will email to you
  • as in a standard job application we require people joining our team to consent to background checks. The Shrine covers the cost of these

When these steps are completed we offer successful applicants a place as a Shrine volunteer.

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