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We have a range of placement opportunities offering short-term involvement and experience in The JORVIK Group over our busy February, Easter summer and autumn periods. The exact placements on offer at each application will vary but we hope the details below give you an idea on some of the options that may be available.

Due to the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak our Spring and Summer placements are now closed to new applications. Current bookings will have been contacted to make any necessary new arrangements.

We will plan in future applications once we re-open. The exact placements on offer at this will be detailed as soon as possible after our re-opening

If you’d like to be the first to hear about the latest placement opportunities, we recommend signing up for our placements mailing list.

How do I apply?

Apply here whilst our application period is open. We will advertise any future opportunities here as soon as we are able to after our re-opening.

Can I apply outside of an application period?

We regret we are unable to accept applications outside of the application periods

What happens after I apply?

After an application, period closes we will contact everyone who has applied and arrange to meet with those people we may have a suitable place for. At this meeting, we will ask you some questions to see if we can match you to a suitable placement. We will be able to allocate and confirm the placements after the meeting. Any offer of a place will just be pending references.

Can I apply from abroad or if I don’t live in York?

We welcome applications from outside of York. Overseas applicants will need to ensure they can arrange a suitable visa to allow them to undertake the placement. We are happy to arrange video interviews for anyone from abroad or anyone unable to travel to York for their interview.

How old do I need to be to undertake a placement?

All our placements are open to anyone aged 18 or above. For anyone under 18 years of age we offer work experience via the NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership) scheme which offers York schools opportunities to get involved in the Trust. Details of this scheme are available in all participating schools and colleges but apologise that we are full now for our 2020 NYBEP placements. 

Next Intake Period


The Spring application period has been postponed due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We will update these pages as soon as we know when we can offer the next application period. You are also welcome to sign-up for our volunteering & placement mailing list here to receive updates once we re-open. 

Roles Available: 

To be confirmed.

Placement Dates:

To be confirmed.

Training Dates:

To be confirmed.

We can offer a placement without attendance at these dates. However, for some of our placements they can be a helpful introduction to your role. As such we will offer all our placements the opportunity to attend any relevant sessions they wish to come to.

For Placement Enquiries:

You are welcome to contact us with any questions. However, we regret that, due to our lower staffing levels during the closure period, we are currently unable to provide the usual email and telephone support from the Volunteer Management Team. You can find answers to commonly asked questions on our frequently asked questions sheet below.  Contact details will be shared with you here once we re-open. 


Please download our common facts and questions sheet here.

Contact Us

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.

For anyone seeking on-going opportunities please do also take a look at our volunteers page.