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Become a volunteer

Do you want to help protect and preserve the history of firefighting in NSW? Why not become a Museum of Fire volunteer!


Our volunteers are an integral part of the Museum’s team. Working both directly with our stakeholders and behind the scenes, our passionate and skilled volunteers help contribute to the story of firefighting history in Australia.

Our current volunteers assist with a number of functions at the museum, from the repair and maintenance of our significant heritage fleet, assisting with digitising our important archives and documents, to general operations and maintenance of the museum grounds.

About us

The Museum of Fire, located in Penrith, NSW, is a not-for-profit, registered charity and the official heritage partner of Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW). The museum’s collection is of national significance and celebrates the important and heroic history of firefighters and fire services across Australia. Many of the items in the museum’s extensive heritage collection are listed on the State Heritage Register.

Areas of interest

Some areas you can work in include:

  • Grounds maintenance:

    • Gardening​

    • General Hand

    • Handyman

  • Housekeeping (i.e., cleaning, and general housekeeping such as sweeping and keeping the Museum presentable inside)​

  • Fire Engine Driver

  • General Hand (i.e., collecting pick ups and dropping off goods for the Museum)

  • Collections Work (i.e., working with the curator to care for the Museum's collection such as digitising, registering, and conserving items)

  • Heritage Research (i.e., researching information for inquiries, exhibitions and collection items)

  • Vehicle Restoration / Mechanics

If you are interested in using your skills to feed your mind, expand your personal horizons and connect with your community, please consider volunteering at the Museum of Fire by downloading and completing an application form. Completed application forms or enquiries can be directed to

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