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Portrait of bride and groom by church
Portrait of bride and groom by church

The museum is looking for around 25 new volunteers to add to the 80 currently working at the two Fremantle sites.

Volunteer co-ordinator Anna Micha said volunteers played a key role in assisting the museum in its work with the community.

‘Some of our volunteers are very active, volunteering two days per week, while others commit to just two days per month,’ she said.

‘We currently have university students, fly-in-fly-out workers, people looking to re-enter the workforce, retirees and disabled volunteers working with us and finding roles suited to each individual is something we work hard at.

‘The Robert Steele Exhibit is run solely by a dedicated team of volunteers, the volunteer submarine guides welcome 12 tours per day and many of the fantastic projects and exhibit repairs are completed by volunteers.’

The volunteer program caters for people of all abilities and availabilities and no experience is necessary.

Roles range from highly specialised, such as volunteer marine engineers carrying out the MK8 torpedo work to education volunteers who assist the public in the main gallery.

Volunteer benefits include a free annual family pass to the WA Maritime Museum, free training sessions and all uniforms provided.

Anyone interested is asked to attend a volunteer information session at the Fremantle Volunteers Meeting Place, South |Terrace, from 10.30am on March 13.

For more information or to book for the event, call Anna on 9431 8325.