Get Involved

DIG offers fantastic opportunities for you to get involved as a volunteer or placement.

Exhibition Assistant

Joining as an Attractions volunteer:

There are a range of volunteer opportunities based at or involving DIG which offer people the opportunity to get involved with the York Archaeological Trust and help us to bring to life the work of an archaeologist for our visitors.

Volunteering suits anyone wanting to:

  • Gain new experiences
  • Share their current skills
  • Enhance our visitors’ experience
  • Meet new people
  • Get involved with the aims of the York Archaeological Trust

Take a look at our Volunteers page for further information on the roles available, the registration periods and how to enquire about joining our volunteer team.

If you have a set-period of time to undertake your experience in or have specific study or work related needs to meet then you would be best to consider our placement offers.

Joining as an Attractions placement:

Our DIG Front-of-House Assistant placement is based at DIG.

Placement opportunities suit anyone from a local college or university student to those looking to arrange independent placements where they need to undertake a set period of involvement to achieve their experience or study aims.

For further information on our DIG placement opportunities and how to register your interest in a place please take a look at our Placements’ page.


If you would like to become involved with some practical archaeology please check the Get Involved pages at to see our community archaeology, training dig and Finds volunteering opportunities.