J Ward and Aradale will reopen for tours from Saturday 21 November. Online bookings are required.

Volunteer

Hear why our members love volunteering with J Ward.

The Friend of J Ward have around 50 – 60 volunteers who contribute to J Ward in various ways. We have volunteers guiding, working in administration, gardening, ticketing, handyman and computing. Our volunteers range in age from 20 – 80.

Being a Friend of J Ward is a good way to meet many new people and at the same time contribute to a major tourist attraction. We also enjoy many social functions during the year. If you are interested in helping please contact us.

“I like to help the community and I also get to meet a lot of people.”

— Sandra Ferguson

“It’s a great chance to repay the people of Ararat for all I have received in my life.”

— Ron Roberts

“I have been intrigued by the history of J Ward and being a guide allows me to find out more about the place.”

— Lynne Baker

"It is a great way to meet people and I really enjoy taking tours.”

— Jon Ross

“I Like meeting people and I enjoy talking to them.”

— Gloria Van Moorsel

“I enjoy the challenge of working to improve J Ward as a tourist location for Ararat and I really enjoy the tours.”