Heritage volunteers
Heritage volunteers
Heritage Volunteering
  • Last updated:
  • 30 May 2017

Volunteering programs are available at the following historic properties:

  • Bankfoot House in Glasshouse Mountains
  • Fairview in Maleny.

Council staff and volunteer groups work together to research, document, interpret and share the histories of these properties. Volunteers receive specialist training in museum practice.

Bankfoot House

Bankfoot House is a state heritage listed site complete with a collection. The rich history of Bankfoot House includes:

  • buildings
  • the collection
  • photos
  • family and local social history.

Volunteers work at Bankfoot House on Wednesdays.

Typical duties

Bankfoot House volunteers may:

  • organise and host public open days
  • assess and document objects
  • care for collections
  • conduct research
  • enter data
  • educate visitors about the site’s history
  • assist with off-site displays and events.

How to apply

For information on how to volunteer at Bankfoot House, contact council's customer service centre.

Fairview (also known as Pattemore House)

Fairview is a state heritage listed site in North Maleny and is leased by the Friends of Pattemore House. Fairview was built in 1907 entirely from pit sawn white beech timber and remains as an excellent example of pioneering resourcefulness.

The heritage listing at Fairview includes:

  • the farmhouse
  • the gardens and surrounding paddocks
  • photos and artefacts
  • family and local farming history.

Typical duties

Fairview volunteers may:

  • organise and host public open days
  • assess and research photographs and stories
  • provide interpretive displays 
  • host special and heritage events 
  • educate visitors about the site’s history 
  • assist with restoring the heritage gardens to reflect the usage of the families over the past 100 years.

For details on volunteering at Fairview, email the Friends at denvergail1@gmail.com