Get Involved

The JORVIK Group of Attractions offers fantastic opportunities for both placements and volunteers which incorporate projects or activities involving all of our different attractions.

Exhibition AssistantJoining as an Attractions volunteer:

Our volunteer page lists the volunteer opportunities that involve projects linked to The JORVIK Group of Attractions. These offer people the opportunity to get involved with the York Archaeological Trust and help us to bring to life the fascinating history of these unique sites.

Volunteering suits anyone wanting to gain new experiences, share their current skills, enhance our visitors’ experience, meet new people and get involved in 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 (see below).

Joining as an Attractions placement:

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.

Our placement opportunities can involve time at one of our JORVIK Group attractions as well as experience in some of our non-customer facing departments.

For further information on our placement opportunities and how to apply for a place please take a look at our Placements page.

Other volunteering with York Archaeological Trust:

Volunteers contribute their time to help the Trust in a range of positions across various departments. Our volunteers represent a wide range of ages and experience, but all share an interest in archaeology/heritage and a wish to help us preserve the past for the future. We welcome new volunteers as new roles or spaces in these volunteer teams become available.

Please visit the YAT Volunteer Page for more details of our teams and the roles on offer.

To hear about the latest opportunities for volunteering and placements, we recommend signing up for the volunteering and placement mailing list.


Have you ever wanted to get involved with an archaeological excavation? Our Archaeology Live! training dig runs every year in the heart of York and welcomes people of all ages (14+) and experience levels. Visit for the latest information.