Volunteer with us:

If you have an interest in history and conservation and enjoy meeting people, then consider joining our volunteer team. We rely heavily on volunteer support from the local community – people from all walks of life enjoy committing some of their spare time to guiding, conservation work, gardening, hosting Devonshire Teas and much more.

There are many ways in which you can help:

– Cruise Ship Guides – Seasonal and or School Group Guides – enjoy working with children
– Casual Day Shifts we operate two x 2 hour shifts in winter and 3 hours shifts summer
– Provide garden and community group tours and presentations or assist our gardening team.

No prior experience is needed as we will provide training.

The benefits of volunteering at The Elms Te Papa

Volunteering with us can be a great way to:
– Make new friends
– Gain experience in the history of Tauranga
– Become part of The Elms Te Papa community
– Provide a wonderful experience for children and adults who visit our grounds

We provide volunteer training

We offer a comprehensive training for our volunteers. Our training includes new volunteer training and face-to-face training. All of our training is designed to help you learn the rich background of The Elms Te Papa.

What happens next

If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please phone or email first. After initial communication, we will meet, have you buddy up along with some of our experienced guides and book you into the next available training session. Once your training is complete, you’ll be able to start volunteering with us.

To register your interest please contact us by phone on 07 577 9772 or email reception@theelms.org.nz