Support us

We rely on grants and visitor donations to fund maintenance for our current sites and to take on new monuments at risk. We need your help to continue our work.

Middleton Mount, Middleton, King’s Lynn. Photo: NAT.

Why support us?

Our sites need lots of care and attention – we make sure the buildings are looked after and repaired when needed; we maintain the natural environment our sites sit in; and we also need to keep our fences, pathways, notice boards, carparks and other infrastructure in a good state of repair.

You can help us continue to save Norfolk’s historic monuments:

  • Make a donation
  • Become a member
  • Get involved by volunteering.

JOIN US

Join the Norfolk Archaeological Trust and help us continue our unique work.

Join the Norfolk Archaeological Trust and help us continue our unique work.

In return for your membership subscription you will receive each year an illustrated Annual Report on the work of the NAT prior to the AGM, and a Spring Newsletter. You will receive monthly e-newsletters on NAT activities and forthcoming events, and you will be able to take part in special guided tours of new NAT’s properties as we acquire them. As a member you will also be able to hear a first-hand account of our work at the AGM, and hear an interesting talk from an invited speaker.

We will be able to make Gift Aid claims on your subscriptions and donations to HM Revenue and Customs if you are a British tax payer.

Annual Membership currently costs £15, or £500 for Life Membership.

We always appreciate additional donations to NAT: Donate here

DONATE

Help us directly with the upkeep of these important sites

VOLUNTEER

Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities

Volunteer

Volunteers play an important part in the success of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust. From helping with conservation to offering visitors and schools guided tours, and even the odd bit of administrative work, there are a variety of ways to get involved and help support our ongoing work. No matter what your age or time availability you can get involved.

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to meet new people, learn more about your local history or try out a new skill, and have the feel good factor of knowing you are helping a local charity. Here’s what some of our current volunteers have to say about their time with the Trust.

Volunteering is a great way to support the Norfolk Archaeological Trust and by helping us look after and share our sites you help us fulfil our core mission. We want to make sure all our volunteers get the most from their time with the Trust in recognition of the valuable work they do.

We look to engage volunteers in a variety of different roles and you can see our current volunteering opportunities below. We also ensure that all our volunteers have the right support, training and induction they need to carry out the role. Existing volunteers can find everything they need to volunteer on this page too.

SEE OUR CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

To see opportunities and join us as a volunteer or to find out more

Ralph, Volunteer School Guide, Burgh Castle

“I volunteer to help under staffed schools with local history on site; with other volunteers I take groups around Burgh Castle Fort. Always when we get a really good class it makes life very worthwhile. What do I enjoy about volunteering? Being able late in life to still help make things tick.”

Marion, Volunteer Tour Guide, St Benet’s Abbey

“What do I enjoy about volunteering? Meeting and interacting with all the visitors, who are so interested and enthusiastic about St Benet’s Abbey.”

Emily, Volunteer, UEA Placement Student

“As part of my current studies at UEA I have been lucky enough to spend 15 weeks with the Norfolk Archaeological Trust where I’ve been involved in different aspects of the trust. I’ve learnt new skills and honed existing ones. I think it is safe to say that no two days have been the same.”

Current Opportunities

Visitor surveyor – St Benet’s Abbey 
Visitor surveyor – St Benet’s Abbey 

Role: Visitor Surveyor Location: St Benet’s Abbey Time Commitment: Flexible Key Skills: friendly and chatty confident approaching people comfortable working outdoors accurate at recording information The role You will be a real people person who is happy to approach...

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Visitor surveyor – Caistor Roman Town
Visitor surveyor – Caistor Roman Town

Role: Visitor Surveyor Key Skills: friendly and chatty confident approaching people comfortable working outdoors accurate at recording information The role You will be a real people person who is happy to approach visitors and ask them questions to learn more about...

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Visitor surveyor – Burgh Castle Fort
Visitor surveyor – Burgh Castle Fort

Role: Visitor Surveyor Location: Burgh Castle Fort Time Commitment: Flexible Key Skills: friendly and chatty confident approaching people comfortable working outdoors accurate at recording information The role You will be a real people person who is happy to approach...

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Site Steward – Caistor Roman Town 
Site Steward – Caistor Roman Town 

Role: Site Steward Location: Caistor Roman Town Time Commitment: Flexible. Half a day, at least once a fortnight between June and September. Key Skills: friendly and chatty comfortable working outdoors not afraid to be hands on as jobs will include litter picking and...

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Site Steward – Burgh Castle Fort
Site Steward – Burgh Castle Fort

Role: Site Steward Location: Burgh Castle Fort Time Commitment: Flexible. Half a day, at least once a fortnight between June and September. Key Skills: friendly and chatty comfortable working outdoors not afraid to be hands on as jobs will include litter picking and...

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School Guide – Burgh Castle Fort 
School Guide – Burgh Castle Fort 

Role: School Guide Location: Burgh Castle Fort Time Commitment: Weekdays May - July & September - October Key Skills: experience working with children good mobility to get around the site comfortable working outdoors well organised and self-motivated The role We...

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Tour Guide – Burgh Castle
Tour Guide – Burgh Castle

Role: Tour Guide Location: Burgh Castle Fort Time Commitment: Sundays from June - September Key Skills: friendly and chatty good mobility to get around the site comfortable working outdoors happy to learn about the site’s history The role We are looking for new...

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Next Steps

Found a role you are interested in?

Download and complete our volunteer application form as a Word Document and email it over to Katie, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, at natvolunteering@gmail.com. Any problems just drop us an email and we can send the application form over to you.

 

Induction

We want to make sure that volunteers get the most out of their time with the Trust and have created a handbook for new volunteers. This book gives you an overview of the Trust and an outline of all the things you need to know to volunteer with us. It complements a more specific role induction you will receive with your volunteer manager when you start.

Download the Volunteer Handbook

 

Resources for Existing Volunteers

Useful Forms

Travel Expenses 

Volunteer Hours Record

Problem Solving Procedure 

Safeguarding Policy

Health and Safety 

The Trust is committed to providing healthy and safe conditions for our volunteers when carrying out their tasks. We do this by carrying out risk assessments and providing volunteers with the information, training and equipment they need to remain safe whilst carrying out their role.

To help us ensure our sites are safe, volunteers are reminded that they have a duty of care for themselves and also others who may be affected by their actions on sites. As part of this, we provide volunteers with emergency procedures for each site which can be found below, as well as an incident reporting form to report any accident, incident or near miss.

Incident Report Form 

Emergency Procedures – Bloodgate Hillfort

Emergency Procedures – Burgh Castle 

Emergency Procedures – Burnham Norton Friary

Emergency Procedures – Caistor Roman Town 

Emergency Procedures – Fiddlers Hill 

Emergency Procedures – Tasburgh

Emergency Procedures – St Benet’s Abbey