Volunteering at the Shrine

Join a dynamic team of Volunteers at Victoria's iconic memorial

The Shrine is seeking fifteen volunteers with a focus on assisting with the schools education program. Shrine Volunteers possess a desire to learn and share their interest in Australia’s wartime and peacekeeping history with visitors and students. The ability to communicate effectively is an important part of this. Volunteers should be comfortable and enjoy talking to a wide variety of visitors both as individuals and in groups.

Volunteers perform their duties at the Shrine. A minimum time commitment is one regularly rostered shift per week. Shifts are 9.30am to 1pm and 12.30pm to 4pm each day.


To apply


Read the Volunteer Position Description and Frequently Asked Questions then complete the online application. If you are new to 'My Volunteer' you will need to register first.

As part of the online application please be prepared to:

  • Upload your Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Write brief responses to the Key Selection Criteria questions
  • Provide contact information (phone and email) for two referees

Applications must be submitted via the online system by 5pm Monday 27 February 2017.
Applicants must be available to attend both two days induction training on 9.30am to 3.30pm Wednesday 29 March, and 9.30am to 3.30pm Sunday 2 April.

Please note that the next volunteer recruitment drive will be in 2018.














Benefits of Volunteering

Aside from giving back to the community Shrine Volunteers are passionate people who freely provide their time and energy to support the work of paid staff at the Shrine. The benefits you could enjoy include:

The chance to learn new or extend skills and knowledge (i.e. public speaking, personal communication, history knowledge and develop employability skills).

Opportunities to broaden social circles and meet a diverse range of people, including staff, volunteers and visitors with similar interests.

Involvement in commemorative activities including ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Legacy Day and Battle for Australia Day.

An opportunity to impart their own, family’s or community’s experience of wartime.
Discounted tickets and invitations to attend Shrine public programs and events.

Recognition of milestone years of service effective 11 November each year and formal acknowledgement at a presentation held each December. 


As a not-for-profit organisation involving volunteers in its work, the Shrine is committed to an ongoing, relevant, high quality Volunteer Program. The Shrine adheres to the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement.


Other Volunteering Opportunities

The Shrine also engages volunteers through the Shrine Governor, Young Ambassador and university internship programs. Occasionally o
pportunities arise for volunteers to become involved in areas such as volunteer administration, records management and specific projects such as the Shrine Reserve Commemorative Plaques and Trees research project.

To volunteer or intern in other areas at the Shrine of Remembrance please nominate the area you would like to volunteer and an outline of your skills with your Curriculum Vitae or Resume to volunteer@shrine.org.au.