What is on offer?
Are you interested in people and stories? The timeless Australian story of wool combined with exciting contemporary exhibitions invites tourists and locals alike to celebrate Geelong’s rich agricultural and industrial past and to engage with Geelong’s future. As a volunteer at the National Wool Museum, get to know a new side of your City and help to bring our stories to life.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and without them, much of the work we do would not be possible.
Geelong is a city synonymous with wool and the wool industry – sheep farming began here in 1835 and the first of many woollen mills opened here in 1868. For many years the city was known as the ‘wool centre of the world’. Two hundred years later, in 1988, the National Wool Museum was established as Australia’s only comprehensive museum of wool. The Museum presents both the timeless Australian story of wool, combined with an exciting and changing program of contemporary exhibitions.
The Museum Volunteer provides an important part in the provision of this service by:
- Provide excellence in customer service to visitors.
- Offering appropriate information on the National Wool Museum displays, temporary exhibitions and the history of the Wool Industry in the Geelong region.
- Work closely with the National Wool Museum team to deliver an engaging visitor experience.