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There are several ways you can get involved with Western Bay Museum. Become a Friend of the Museum, join our group of hardworking volunteers, or donate online. If you can help, we'd love to hear from you.
We have over 70 passionate, knowledgeable and committed volunteers at the museum. They are the back bone of our organisation without whom we would not be able to exist. They help to tell the stories of our ancestors, create high-quality, memorable experiences for our visitors and help in countless other ways with the conservation, restoration and preservation of treasures and tales.
There are plenty of ways to get involved, whatever your skills or passions. If you are interested in joining our community of volunteers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07 549 0651.
Meet our Volunteers
1900s School Room Experience
"As a retired teacher, this programme allows me to combine my love of acting by being the strict, strap wielding head mistress, with my love of teaching young children about history. I believe strongly in children learning through doing and having fun.
The museum also enables my special joy - researching and writing history either as a document for the museum, or in the form of a play. I have helped dramatise local events bringing history to life for audiences to enjoy."
Conservation and Restoration
"I have lived in Katikati for 13 years. From a young age my parents taught me to value old and precious items so I was drawn to Western Bay Museum to learn more of the fascinating history of the area.
My specialist work is in conservation where I can restore, preserve and bring to life the precious relics through their history. Western Bay Museum has a superb collection of artefacts and I am proud to be a volunteer in such an amazing enterprise."
Researcher / Experiences
"Volunteering at the Western Bay Museum lets me follow my passion and interest in museums while contributing to my community. Museums are part of a democratic society where people can express themselves. Museums hold people's stories and are places to belong.
Volunteering means I can contribute to the sharing and extending of knowledge in my community while I continue to discover how fascinating people and their stories can be."