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
  • Volunteer with us
  • Remember us in your Will

Please click on the buttons to the right to get involved!


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 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


Help us directly with the upkeep of these important sites


Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities


Remember us in your will.


Our volunteers play an important part in the success of Norfolk Archaeological Trust. They help us with a huge range of activities including conservation, school visits, guided tours, research, social media and events. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and discover more about the archaeology on your doorstep, whilst supporting a local charity. All of our volunteer team receive a full induction, training and support in their roles, as well as recognition for their commitment and regular social events.

“I love meeting the visitors, having a chat about the history and the wildlife, and enjoying the fresh air.” – Chris, Site Steward.

Everyone is welcome to apply for any of our volunteer roles. All of our current opportunities are available on this page. We look forward to hearing from you!


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

Tour Guide – St Benet’s Abbey
Tour Guide – St Benet’s Abbey

Role: Tour Guide Location: St Benet’s Abbey Time Commitment: Flexible Key Skills: friendly and chatty comfortable working outdoors good at remembering information The role We are looking for new volunteers to join our friendly tour guide team. You will meet and greet...

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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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Next Steps

Found a role you are interested in?

Download and complete our Volunteer Application Form and email it to

Any problems just drop us an email and we can send the application form to you.



We want to make sure that volunteers get the most out of their time with NAT and have created a handbook for new volunteers. This book gives you an overview of NAT 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 2021


Resources for Existing Volunteers

Useful Forms

Volunteer Expenses Form 2021

Volunteer Record of Hours 2021

Problem solving procedure for volunteers policy

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 Reporting Form

Emergency Procedures –

Emergency Procedures – Bloodgate Hillfort

Emergency Procedures – Burgh Castle Fort

Emergency Procedures – Burnham Norton Friary

Emergency Procedures – Caistor Roman Town

Emergency Procedures – Fiddler’s Hill

Emergency Procedures – Middleton Mount

Emergency Procedures – Tasburgh Enclosure

Emergency Procedures – St Benet’s Abbey