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National Trust Community Groups


National Trust values the connection with communities across Queensland.  We have a fun and engaging way to get involved by joining a Community Group in your local area.

Why is this important to National Trust and to Queensland?

We are a charity and as such we must fulfil the charitable purpose which is to promote and advance the conservation, protection and understanding of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage, including the heritage of Australia’s First Peoples, for public benefit and education. To help all of us to fulfil our charitable purpose, what is of utmost importance is what we do in education – particularly engaging with our younger generations.

The Community Groups are formed with people that have the requisite skills and desire to assist with the work of:

  • Driving new National Trust Queensland memberships
  • Building the National Trust Queensland brand in the regions through positive and engaging activities
  • Assisting with event coordination in the regions
  • Using local knowledge to build relationships in the regions, and establish relevant community organisations, partnerships, and potential supporters.
  • To highlight any local heritage issues or opportunities to the CEO.

National Trust Queensland welcomes the Better Impact Volunteer system. This new system will streamline our volunteer management processes and enhance communication between volunteers, coordinators, and the National Trust Queensland. By choosing to become a Community Group volunteer it follows the same path as volunteering within the organisation at one of our properties.

Our Community Group volunteer teams will be a diverse group representing various backgrounds, yet they all share and uphold our core values with our ways of working of Welcoming, Efficiency, Safety, and Fun. We are actively seeking dependable team players who are enthusiastic about learning and making meaningful contributions to our projects and spaces.

Our volunteer program for Community Groups is open to individuals aged 18 years and above, and we invite those who possess:

  • An upbeat, helpful, and optimistic attitude
  • A proactive mindset and overall good health
  • Excellent communication abilities, both in group or team settings, with a friendly and professional demeanour
  • A deep passion for the culture, conservation, environment, and heritage of Queensland.

Volunteers must have a mobile phone, email address and be comfortable using computers. Volunteers generally need to be able to make a regular commitment, however, determined by the tasks undertaken by different needs of volunteers and the groups they join flexibility is also key!


Volunteering FAQs

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National Trust Community Group

Community groups are generally formed in geographic locations where National Trust do not have property volunteering programs in place.

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Register as a Community Group Volunteer!

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