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 Warden

Everyone is welcome to apply for any of our volunteer roles. More information on our current opportunities are available below

Current Opportunities


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


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


Role Site Steward
Location Burgh Castle Fort or 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 cleaning signage as necessary

confident in approaching visitors and advising them of policies we have in place to protect the site


Role Visitor Surveyor
Location Burgh Castle Fort or Caistor Roman Town or  St Benet’s Abbey
Time Commitment Flexible
Key Skills

friendly and chatty

confident approaching people

comfortable working outdoors

accurate at recording information


Next Steps

Found a role you are interested in? Download and complete our volunteer application form as a Word Document and email it to Jules, our Volunteer Co-ordinator, at info@norfarchtrust.org.uk. Any problems just drop us an email and we can send the application form over to you.

Resources for Existing Volunteers 


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.

Volunteer Handbook

Useful Forms

Volunteer Expenses Form


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 Reporting Form

Bloodgate Hillfort, South Creake-What to do in an emergency

Burgh Castle Fort -What to do in an emergency

Burnham Norton Friary -What to do in an emergency

Caistor Roman Town -What to do in an emergency

Fiddler’s Hill-What to do in an emergency

Tasburgh Earthworks-What to do in an emergency

St Benet’s Abbey -What to do in an emergency.docx