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Experience for Volunteer Roles

 

For many of our roles you do not need specific experience. Anything you need to know will be passed onto you as part of your training. The most important thing is that you are enthusiastic about your role and want to contribute your time to assist the Trust in enhancing our visitors’ experience and our services.

If you are in a visitor facing role you will also need to enjoy talking to a wide range of people and be able to offer a bright, friendly welcome to all.

 

All you need is:

  • Enthusiasm for your chosen role and the work of the Trust
  • A desire to support our work and services.
  • To be able to offer friendly and engaging service (for our customer facing roles)
  • To be able to offer reliable involvement and let us know if you cannot attend your volunteering

In return we can help you:

  • Learn new skills and gain new experiences
  • Meet new people
  • Share a love of history or archaeology
  • Enjoy a fun way to be part of York’s heritage and the York Archaeological Trust
  • Gain insight into museum and heritage roles.

Time Commitments

Most of our volunteers get involved for one full or half-day once a week or fortnight. Full days at JORVIK are usually 10 am – 5.30pm and half-days are usually 10 am – 1.30pm or 1pm – 5.30 pm.

We suggest a minimum of approximately six months so you gain the most from the role but would be thrilled if you would like to stay on for longer. We particularly need your help during the school holidays so it is always a huge help if people are available for some of these periods.