Along with their breadth of experience, Nutcote's volunteer base brings a wide range of skills and capabilities to the organisation.
May Gibbs’ Nutcote couldn’t continue to operate without its hard-working volunteers. Volunteers help with the house museum, shop and tea room, help with tasks behind the scenes and maintain the beautiful gardens.
People volunteer at Nutcote because of an interest in May Gibbs and her life and works, a wish to help preserve an important part of Australia’s rich cultural heritage, their desire to do something worthwhile in the community, or from a desire to enrich their own lives.
May Gibbs' Nutcote provides an opportunity to volunteers in five main areas:
Museum Guide Volunteer
Volunteers in this role welcome and guide visitors around May Gibb’s House and the Nutcote property.
Volunteers manage and maintain the Nutcote Gardens throughout the seasons.
Garden bed preparation, plantings and maintenance are carried out by Nutcote Gardens volunteers.
North Sydney Council’s Open Spaces Directorate and their Gardens Contractors carry out lawn mowing, arboreal work and other heavy maintenance tasks.
Tea Room Volunteer
Volunteers help in the Bib and Bub Tea Room, providing refreshments to visitors to Nutcote and helping with catering for events at Nutcote.
Support Services Volunteer:
Support Services Volunteers have a key role in helping visitors have an enjoyable experience at Nutcote. They welcome groups and individual visitors to Nutcote and assist in the gift shop. They help Tearoom volunteers and House Guides with large groups, provide support for events and public programs, and undertake a range of customer service and administrative tasks that support Nutcote.
Volunteer Speakers are ambassadors for May Gibbs and Nutcote and usually have extensive experience as Museum Guides prior to undertaking this role.
Volunteer and Job Opportunities:
Please email us for more information on volunteering at Nutcote.