Get Involved

JORVIK offers fantastic opportunities for both placements and volunteers which incorporate projects or activities involving JORVIK.

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Joining as an Attractions volunteer:

Our volunteer page lists the volunteer opportunities that involve projects linked to JORVIK . These offer people the opportunity to get involved with the York Archaeological Trust and help us to bring to life the fascinating history of this unique site.

Volunteering suits anyone wanting to gain new experiences, share their current skills, enhance our visitors’ experience, meet new people and get involved in the aims of the York Archaeological Trust.

Take a look at our Volunteers’ page for further information on the roles available, the registration periods and how to enquire about joining our volunteer team.
If you have a set-period of time to undertake your experience in or have specific study or work related needs to meet then you would be best to consider our placement offers (see below).

Joining as an Attractions placement:

Our Curatorial Interpretation Placement involves some time based at JORVIK. In addition our ‘Heritage Opportunities Placement’ involves time in departments whose work links into JORVIK.

Placement opportunities suit anyone from a local college or university student to those looking to arrange independent placements where they need to undertake a set period of involvement to achieve their experience or study aims.

For further information on our JORVIK placement opportunities and how to register your interest in a place please take a look at our Placements’ page.

If you would like to become involved with some practical archaeology please check the Get Involved pages at to see our community archaeology, training dig and Finds volunteering opportunities.