Do you like meeting new people? Have you got a passion for history or archaeology? Would you love to support the Trust by providing inspiring services to engage visitors with the rich heritage and archaeology of York?

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The JORVIK Group consists of the world famous JORVIK Viking CentreDIGBarley HallHenry VII at Micklegate Bar and Richard III at Monk Bar and offers a varied range of history and archaeology.

Our volunteers get involved across these attractions and are a vital part of the Trust; offering additional services and activities that would not be possible without their enthusiasm and dedicated involvement.

We usually welcome new volunteer involvement via set intake periods each year. These offer an opportunity to join the team in the company of other new volunteers as well as lots of training and support along the way.

We will be welcoming new volunteers over Autumn-Winter 2021/22. To hear about the latest volunteering opportunities, we recommend signing up for our volunteering mailing list.

You can also find out more information about our volunteer and placement programme by downloading a copy of frequently asked questions here.


Volunteer Roles

DIG Tour Assistant volunteers engage and enthuse school & family visitors on our group tours to learn about archaeology and the discoveries it can uncover about our past.

Download the Role Description to find out more.


Contact Us

A copy of frequently asked questions can be downloaded here

You are welcome to contact us with any questions. The best way to contact us is through email at volunteer@yorkat.co.uk

You will be given a chance to read our Privacy Notice before applying to volunteer/undertake a placement with us.  You can also click here to read this.