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Our volunteers are ambassadors for MoAD, sharing the stories of Old Parliament House. 

Volunteers lead more than 1400 guided tours through Old Parliament House each year. 

They share their knowledge and passion of the people, events and objects of Old Parliament House and help visitors understand the value and meaning of democracy.  

A volunteer takes a photo with a phone of a couple holding a young boy in the Senate Chamber.
A woman with a white shirt and tie stands in front of a colourful display talking to a woman and young boy and showing them pamphlets.

Apply to be a volunteer

If you’re passionate about Australian political history, democracy and current affairs we’d love to hear from you.  

What skills do volunteers need?  

  • comfortable speaking in public and conducting tours

  • enjoy engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds

  • good customer service skills

  • willingness to collaborate

Training and time commitment 

  • You need to be 18 years and over to apply to our volunteer program. 

  • You will need to complete a 6-week training program with sessions twice a week (one weekday evening and Saturday). 

  • We ask successful volunteers to commit to a 3-hour shift every fortnight.


Submit your expression of interest

A volunteer has his hand out as he describes something to 3 people sitting in the green leather seats of the House of Representatives Chamber.