Volunteer Your Passion for Heritage with York’s JORVIK Group in 2016

Volunteer at the jorvik group of attractions

14/01/2016

With January the time for New Year’s resolutions York’s JORVIK Group, a collection of 5 world-class visitor attractions all located in the city centre, are inviting residents to discover how they can volunteer their time, enthusiasm and knowledge to help bring York’s fascinating history to life in 2016 at a special drop in event on Wednesday 27th January.

“We are looking for volunteers who have a real passion for showcasing heritage across our attractions, someone who can help bring the past to life for our visitors. We have a range of exciting roles on offer in 2016 that would be perfect for anyone looking to get experience in the heritage industry or people with a keen interest in medieval history or archaeology and want to share their expertise with a wide audience.”

Said Helen Harris, Volunteer Manager at York Archaeological Trust, the owners of The JORVIK Group.

Indeed, even without the opportunities at the famous JORVIK Viking Centre, which unfortunately is closed until further notice following the flooding in York over the Christmas period, there is a diverse range of opportunities on offer; from traditional room guiding & interpretation roles to market research and events roles at the upcoming JORVIK Viking Festival.

“We are very proud of the varied and wide-ranging opportunities we can offer our volunteers, it’s not often that you can spend a few hours a week bringing the medieval period in York back to life at Barley Hall and the next week help with the operation of an exciting event. Giving our volunteers the opportunity to take part in these unique experiences, whilst feeling part of the team is paramount to us and we look forward to welcoming new team members this year!”

Commented Helen.

The JORVIK Group’s Volunteering Drop In Day will take place at DIG – An Archaeological Adventure, St Saviourgate, York on Wednesday 27th January between 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm. No appointment is necessary. For more information visit www.thejorvikgroup.com/volunteers.

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Notes to Editors

For more information on the flooding at JORVIK Viking Centre visit www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/press

About The JORVIK Group

Image caption: The JORVIK Group is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help bring York’s heritage to life in 2016.

The JORVIK Group is the attractions division of York Archaeological Trust, an independent charity which investigates the past for the benefit of present communities and future generations. The group is comprised of 5 city centre attractions:

JORVIK Viking Centre (closed until further notice following flooding in Christmas 2015)
Barley Hall, a restored medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell & a Lord Mayor of York
DIG – An Archaeological Adventure – a hands-on archaeology experience for children where they can DIG, delve and discover York’s history
Richard III & Henry VII Experiences, two attractions located in the Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar gatehouses on the city walls that showcase the impact these two monarchs had on York.

Media Contact:

Paul Whiting
Marketing Manager
01904 543433
pwhiting@yorkat.co.uk