Volunteering for the Trust


Volunteers play a very important part in the success of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust and we really value their support and commitment. 


Our volunteers help us to look after our historic and archaeologically important sites, which are so key to understanding the county's past, as well as being our representatives on site, meeting and greeting our visitors and helping them enjoy their visit and get the most from their day out. 

You don't have to be a member, or a history/archaeology expert to volunteer! There are many ways to get involved - you can check our current opportunities here. If you are under 18, we need permission from your parent or guardian before you can start volunteering. 


Why Volunteer? 

As a volunteer you can meet new people, gain new skills for your CV, learn more about your local history, give something back to a local charity or just simply get to work in some very nice places. You will recieve a full induction and training when you start volunteering with us. 

Why not hear from some of current volunteers about why they volunteer. 


Ways to Volunteer

From walking your local site and reporting back any concerns, to meeting and greeting our visitors, giving guided tours, carrying out visitor surveys or simply taking photographs for us, there are many ways to get involved.

We're flexible! Any time you can give is hugely appreciated with some of our roles requiring specific times and other roles being completley flexible. Have a look at the role descriptions for more details. 

Find out what our current opportunities are here


Meet our Volunteers


"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." - Ralph, School Guide, Burgh Castle Fort 




"I am a Guide at St Benet's Abbey. I love St Benet's Abbey and am very interested in history, especially local history. A memorable moment for me was when a Swallowtail Butterfly flew right passed me whilst I was taking a tour. Another time, two young men that were keen to go on the tour when others in their group didn't want to, decided to stay for it and were very interested and knowledgeable. One could decipher the Saxon Runes on the folded lead sheet. What do I enjoy about volunteering? Meeting and interacting with all the visitors, who are so interested and enthusiastic about St Benet's Abbey." - Marion, Tour Guide, St Benet's Abbey