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The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTAV) is an independent, non-profit organisation supported by a large community base. We are Victoria's premier heritage and conservation organisation and the major operator of historic properties and sites open to the public across Victoria.

About the property:

Established in the 1850s, Gulf Station was farmed for nearly 100 years by the Bell family. Scottish settlers Agnes and William Bell were the first to lease the land upon which the property was established. From the 1850s to the 1950s, it supplied produce to gold miners of the district.

The National Trust acquired stewardship of the property in 1976, and has restored its buildings and cottage garden.

What’s involved in volunteering?

The National Trust is search for volunteers in a variety of different capacities:

• **Gardeners **- Duties include general gardening in the historic cottage/kitchen garden and orchard. o Every Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm

Grounds Maintenance - Duties include general grounds maintenance of managing large open agricultural space, mowing, and timber fence repairs for example. o Every Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm

• **Tour Guides **- Duties include welcoming guests to the property and telling the story of the Bell family and the workings of this historic station. o Every Thursday, 9:00am to 2:00pm, and hold open days on the first Thursday of every month

Sound like you?

To volunteer with us we ask you to submit an online expression of interest to [email protected]

As part of the application process, we will ask you to agree to register/sign up as a National Trust Volunteer. Thank you for considering helping the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The National Trust is built on the power of the community. Volunteering with the National Trust of Australia (Vic) will be subject to a satisfactory Police Records check and/or Working with Children check. We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.