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 enjoy volunteering at J Ward. It is rewarding and you meet interesting people.”

— Phil Goudie 2023

“Being involved in guiding tours, social media and archiving at J Ward has allowed me to give back to a community that has been so welcoming to us. It is a friendly and rewarding place to volunteer.”