Our volunteer roles offer a range of flexible ways to support our work. By volunteering with us you will gain new skills, experiences and share your love of community led archaeological and heritage engagement.
For those seeking archaeological fieldwork or community engagement experience we also offer placements. They have proven useful for those who are studying or who want to take their career in that particular direction.
Volunteering in York
We do not currently have any volunteer opportunities available in our Community Engagement team in York.
Many of our attraction-based volunteer roles let you engage with the public on archaeology and heritage centred subjects. Why not take a look at our attractions based volunteer opportunities here. If you have a passion for heritage and archaeology why not take a look at our DIG Tour Volunteer role. Those seeking archaeological experience may like to take a look at our post-excavation fieldwork roles here.
Volunteering in Nottingham
Our Community Engagement team in Nottingham occasionally has opportunities to get involved with their community excavations.
The information below highlights the volunteer roles we offer. When spaces are available they will be advertised here with information on how to apply. Roles open to new volunteers will have a link below them to take you to the application information.
To be notified when we have spaces or advertise new volunteer opportunities sign-up to our Volunteer and Placement Mailing list.
Our volunteer roles are open to anyone aged 18 or above. For under 18’s you can find further information about our school placement offer on our placement below.
If want to get involved in archaeological fieldwork take a look at our community post-excavation fieldwork roles here. To learn more about our post excavation based volunteer roles in Nottingham you may like to view our post-excavation fieldwork volunteering page.
Community Excavation Volunteer
Community Excavation Volunteers assist our Community Engagement team in Nottingham to welcome visitors and participants to their Community Excavations. Volunteers assist the team in offering a warm welcome to both visitors coming to view the site and participants who have booked to take part in the excavation activities.
Tasks include welcoming visitors to the site by sharing information on the archaeological discoveries made or history of the area. Volunteers with previous archaeological experience, including as a participant of one of our community digs, may also help our staff leading simple archaeological activities by volunteering in a buddying role to help demonstrate and support the tasks with small groups of participants.
By volunteering in this role you are helping to support engagement for visitors and participants to our community excavations. In return the role offers individuals an opportunity to gain excavation experience in a community dig setting or simply to enjoy a flexible way to explore Nottingham’s rich archaeology.
Placements and Work Experience
We occasionally offer placements on the We DIG training excavations led by our Community Engagement teams. The information below highlights the placements on offer.
When spaces are available they will be advertised here with information on how to apply. Roles open for application will have a link below them to take you to the application information.
If you would like to be notified when we have spaces available or when we advertise any new volunteer opportunities you can sign-up to our Volunteer and Placement Mailing list here.
We offer placements within our attractions which provide you with experience in engaging with the public on archaeology and heritage. Take a look at our attractions based placement opportunities here. For anyone interested in gaining experience of engaging schools and families may like to view our placement opportunities with our learning team.
Our placements are open to anyone aged 18 or above. If you are under 18 and seeking school work experience in York we are pleased to work with North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP) to offer an attractions based work experience placement through them. You can find out more about these by visiting our attractions placement page. We regret we are currently unable to offer placements in York to those under 18 years of age outside of the attractions.
Further information on the opportunities for work experience opportunities available to those aged under 18 in Nottingham will be shared here shortly.
Placements in York
Training Dig Placements
Our Training Dig Placements offers those with previous archaeological experience the chance to share their knowledge whilst also gaining experience in supporting others. Tasks involved include assisting the archaeologists with elements of the organisation and running of the dig and support of the trainees
Unfortunately we are unable to currently offer placements for this role.
Placements in Nottingham
Updates about any placement opportunities with Nottingham’s Community Engagement team will be available here shortly.