Wolston Farmhouse - Garden Group Volunteer

Garden Group Volunteers undertake general garden and grounds maintenance with the aim to re-establish the historic gardens of Wolston Farmhouse. This is a dedicated but fun group of specialised volunteers who are avid gardeners and work alongside other volunteers to beautify the property and reinforce the historical significance of the grounds.

WHAT ARE THE TASKS?

  • Undertaking a variety of general gardening tasks,
  • Curate and maintain the historic nature of the property’s gardens and grounds,
  • Communicate clearly with the Heritage Site Manager and other NTAQ staff about potential issues, hazards, or disruptions to guest experiences, or risk to the property or collection,
  • Pending ability, we may also request that you assist with other duties such as tidying, reporting maintenance issues, and other light domestic and administrative tasks.

 

WHAT SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS DO I NEED?

  • Enthusiasm and skills in gardening and garden maintenance, or the ability to work with established volunteers to gain relevant skills,
  • The ability to be polite and respectful towards fellow NTAQ staff and volunteers, and guests to the property,
  • Confidence in working independently as well as in a team,
  • Be physically able to perform the role outlined, or communicate useful accommodations and adjustments to the Heritage Site Manager
  • Demonstrate a willingness to adapt, adhere to new policies and procedures, and undertake any associated training,
  • Agree to comply with all company policies and procedures,
  • Have basic computer literacy and access to email communications,
  • Be committed to representing the values and supporting the causes of the NTAQ.

WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER?

We request a commitment of at least 1 x five-hour shift each week, subject to operational requirements. This includes a morning tea and lunch break during your shift. Induction and training will be provided.

Shifts:  The Garden Group generally meet Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 2.00 pm but occasionally organise outings to other gardens.