Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust

BOARDS / COMMITTEES - Committee Member

Organisation Summary

The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust aims to develop, represent and promote the historical sites, trails and events of Otago. 

Projects they run include the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail (provide a year-round attraction for people to appreciate the golden heritage of the Otago region) and the annual Cavalcade.  Towns along the Heritage Trail take turns at hosting this annual celebration.  Cavalcades of people on foot, horseback or in horse-drawn wagons, converge on the host town.

The Trust always welcomes people interested in Otago’s Heritage to join them in fieldtrips, project work, event management and general duties.


Assisting with administration and planning of current and future activities

This could include fundraising activities, grant applications, data entry, archiving or general assistance.

Most activity is based in Cromwell but special projects may occur in the vicinity of other communities including Alexandra, Queenstown and Wanaka.

Minimum age 16 years.

Active in Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown

Skills gained:

Training is provided until volunteers are confident and competent in their role. 

Supervision and support is available as needed.

Volunteers gain satisfaction from contributing to heritage preservation and providing a community service.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday Evening
  • Sunday Evening