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Tour Guide

  • Location: Abbotsford VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Arts & Culture
  • Time Required

    • Minimum one tour a month (2 hours) • Plus training time as required • Minimum 1-2 years commitment

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Tour Guides, Information, & Heritage

Our tour guides play a vital role in educating our visitors and are a valuable source of information and history. The tour guides provide visitors with a solid understanding of how the site came to be, what it is now and how they can get involved.

This role is great for history buffs and people who are comfortable speaking to crowds and those they don’t know. As a tour guide, you will lead groups of people through areas that are normally unseen by the public and inform them of the past, present and future uses of the rooms and buildings. Living memories have been collected from people who have had a strong connection with the Convent, such as some of the Sisters and women who used to live here. These stories underpin the tour guide script.

Expectations

  • Ability to memorise and recall the script
  • A willingness to respect and value health, wellbeing and safety in the workplace
  • Ability to demonstrate and display ACF’s values and behaviours
  • Ability to be a team player
  • A passion for history and learning
  • Confidence to lead groups and to interact with strangers
  • Physical fitness to be able to move around for a couple of hours
  • Ability to be able to work unsupervised
  • A loud voice!

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience or interest in history / the arts / heritage
  • Prior tour guide knowledge or experience
  • Public speaking or customer service
  • Knowledge of safety, security and the wellbeing of people in the workplace

What we will provide you with:

  • Training for the role
  • Free car parking whilst volunteering
  • Invites to volunteer functions and exclusive ACF events
  • The opportunity to interact with new people
  • The chance to make a positive and personal contribution to the community

How to Apply

Fill out a registration form on our website, under Support Us>Volunteer>Become a Volunteer

For any enquiries, please contact:

Alice Brush, Volunteer and Admin Coordinator, 03 9415 3614


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