Join our team



  • Are you enthusiastic about local history?
  • Do you love to collect and organise stories, learn and share?
  • Do you like Italian culture?
  • Would you like to build your confidence, make new friends, and learn new skills?

Join our dedicated and passionate team of volunteers at Historic New Italy,  on the Pacific Highway near Woodburn.

Volunteering can expand your experience of shop sales, museum processes, organising events and activities, and particpating in grounds keeping.

If you would like to volunteer, drop into Casa Vecchia Gift Shop (or call 0484 267 632) and talk to Gail Williams, or email and we will get back to you.

Positions are available in the following areas:

Casa Vecchia Gift Shop

  • Sales
  • Sourcing products and placing orders
  • Arranging displays and signage in the shop
  •  Convey the story of New Italy to visitors
  • Photographing items for the online store

Museum and Pavilion

  • 1st Monday each month, onsite for jobs big and small
  • General upkeep of the displays, cleanliness, wear and tear, breakages. Clean, mend and repair.
  • Digitising the collection. Scan or photograph donated objects, record details.
  • Update the database of items in the museum and pavilion.
  • Build and install new displays.

Grounds and Gardens

  • grounds person and maintenance.
  • mowing, pruning, weeding, planting,
  • raking leaves, picking up trash, preparing soil for planting
  • apply fertiliser, pesticides, herbicides as required,
  • use power and hand tools
  • co-ordinate gardening with Val and Kel
  • co-ordinate with community service group

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Learn new skills and share your talents
  • Meet new people and feel more connected and valued
  • Gain a sense of purpose and achievement
  • Become part of a community
  • Improve your confidence and self esteem
  • Combat stress, depression, isolation and loneliness


We are an approved voluntary work organisation with Services Australia. – 

If you are 60 or older, or if you are 55 – 60 and have been on an income support payment for 12 months or more, you could meet your mutual obligation requirements by performing 30 hours per fortnight of approved voluntary work at the New Italy Museum.

See: Services Australia (re mutual obligations for over 55’s)

A travel allowance may also be payable to cover the costs of transport to the museum.