In Hebrew, natan means ‘he gave.’ There’s something beautiful about this word in both original script and transliteration, as it can be read forward and backward – the idea being that when we offer something of ourselves it’s as much about giving as receiving.
The Jewish Museum of Australia is fortunate to receive the gift of time, insight and commitment from over 100 volunteers across all aspects of our activity. From the earliest days at Toorak shule and even now when our lights are dimmed, this group has sustained us – greeting and engaging with visitors, explaining the intricacies of Jewish culture, leading groups through our varied and fascinating exhibitions, and taking groups across to our local synagogue. Volunteers also work in other parts of the Museum, assisting with school groups, adult education, and administration roles.
Put simply, it would be impossible for the Museum to offer everything it does without the help of our amazing volunteers.
Visitor Experience Officer (Volunteer)
We have an exciting opportunity for a new group of energetic Visitor Experience Officers to join the team and play a key role in inspiring and engaging our MIRKA audiences.
Our Visitor Experience volunteers bring our MIRKA project and the Museum to life, facilitating access to the exhibition, ensuring the integrity of the objects on display and connecting with our audiences to foster curiosity.
Volunteers are a vital part of our Museum and play an important role in enhancing our impact. As a community organisation, we’re committed to providing volunteer opportunities of a high standard.
From Our Volunteers
‘As a volunteer, I greatly appreciate that I am treated as an important part of the team that is the Jewish Museum; everyone is warm and friendly.’
‘It’s a meaningful experience. I feel I am making a difference.’
‘I enjoy being able to share my Jewish experience.’
‘I feel that my contribution is worthwhile and appreciated.’
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator Katherine Bruce:
Phone: (03) 8534 3619