Being a not for profit organisation all our people are volunteers. The total number of regular volunteers is 35 to 40. They serve in a variety of capacities including; research and writing, as members of the national and Chapter committees and as tour guides of Garden Island, Sydney. Many are involved in delivering Society services which include; secretarial, accounting, sales, publications, membership, library, administration, research, archives, IT support, website content development and FaceBook management. The volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a broad range of skill sets which makes us a strong and innovative team. Less than 70% have a service background. Like any successful organisation the Society is always seeking new volunteers to achieve its ambitious business plan. Volunteers with plenty of initiative and good IT skills are always required. In addition to the traditional arrangement whereby volunteers attend the office on a regular basis a growing number of Society volunteers work remotely from home using the internet.
Meet some of our team.
I spent almost 40 years in the RAN and Garden Island was a constant in my life. I enjoy showing people the island and giving them some idea of Australia’s naval history.
I started work at Garden Island in 1955 and in 1970 I was a founder member of the Garden Island Naval Historical Society (member no. 24 of 30). I have been a member and a volunteer ever since.
My interest in the NHSA began in the 1970s when I thought as a young navy wife I should know something about my husband’s career. Since then I have very much enjoyed passing on whatever help I can to answer queries about naval history.
|Administration, Personnel, Finance & Membership Database|
|Information Resources (archive, library & research)|
|The Naval Historical Review & Newsletters (research, writing & editing)|
|Products (DVDs, Monographs, plans, CDs, books) Development Production Marketing Sales & distribution|
|Promotion of Society|
|Tours (coordination & guiding)|
|Information, Communications & Technology Network management Hardware and maintenance support Website management|