Volunteer at DIG


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?

The JORVIK Group consists of the world famous JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG, and Barley Hall 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 are welcoming applications for our Summer 2022 Volunteer Intake from 20th May 2022 to 8th June 2022. To apply using our online application system please click here.

Please note that our process for this intake may change as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus situation and changes in government guidance and regulations. All dates and details listed on our websites and application forms are subject to change; applicants will be notified of any changes made.

We welcome all applications for volunteering with the JORVIK Group as usual during this intake, however it may take us longer than normal to meet with applicants and provide training and support to incoming volunteers and start dates may need to be delayed as we remain within Covid-safe guidance and ensure a safe environment for staff, volunteers and visitors.

If you want to be the first to hear about new 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.