Fantastic opportunities to get involved with York Archaeology at the City Walls Experience
You can take part as a short-term placement or as a volunteer for longer ongoing involvement.
Volunteering at Micklegate Bar
Have you got a passion for history? Would you like to engage visitors with York’s rich archaeological heritage and share a love of the past?
Found inside Micklegate Bar, the City Walls Experience provides visitors with the chance to discover 2000 years of history. From the Roman fortress to the modern day, visitors explore how York became a thriving city as well as how the defences changed and evolved.
Our volunteers help us to tell the fascinating history and archaeology of York’s city walls. As a room guide, they provide information on York’s defences and what visitors can see from them. This provides increased opportunities for guests to further engage with the fascinating story of York’s defences.
Who can Join?
As with many of our roles, you do not need existing archaeological, historical, or guiding knowledge or experience. We will assist you in obtaining everything you need to know. We welcome expressions of interest to join the team from anyone with enthusiasm in history or archaeology and a desire to contribute their time to enhance our visitors’ experience.
When can I enquire?
We accept new volunteer involvement at set intake periods each year. These offer an opportunity to join the team in the company of other new volunteers as well as lots of training and support along the way. We are currently open for applications for City Walls Experience Volunteer Room Guides until Tuesday 26th March. Click here to apply.
You will have a chance to read our Privacy Notice before applying to volunteer/undertake a placement with us. You can also click You can also click here to read our Privacy Notice.
Find Out About New Opportunities
If you want to be the first to hear about new opportunities, we recommend signing up for our volunteering mailing list. You can find out more information about our volunteer programme by downloading a copy of frequently asked questions here (PDF, 485 KB).
Placements at Micklegate Bar
We offer a range of placement opportunities offering short-term involvement as well as experience in our York Archaeology attractions. Placements at the City Walls Experience will be shown on this page; you can see all our opportunities on our York Archaeology Attractions website here.
If you’d like to be the first to hear about the latest placement opportunities, we recommend signing up for our volunteering and placements mailing list.
You can also find out more information about our volunteer and placement programme by downloading a copy of frequently asked questions here.
You are welcome to contact us with any questions. The best way to contact us is through email at [email protected].
You will be given a chance to read our Privacy Notice before applying to volunteer/undertake a placement with us. You can also click here to read our Privacy Notice.