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Become one of our Volunteers at the City Walls

Volunteering at the City Walls Experience

Have you got a passion for archaeology? Would you like to help engage visitors with York’s rich archaeological heritage coupled with sharing a love of the past? 

The City Walls experience can be found in the historic Micklegate Bar and provides visitors with the chance to discover 2000 years of history. Explore how York came to be a walled city and how eventually the defences changed and evolved.

Our volunteers help us to tell the fascinating history and archaeology of York’s city walls. From their room guide role, they provide information on York’s defences and what can be seen from them. This offers increased opportunities for visitors to further engage with the 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 help you to learn everything you need to know. We welcome expressions of interest to join the team from anyone with enthusiasm for archaeology or education and a desire to contribute their time to enhance our visitors’ experience. Volunteers will also need to enjoy talking to a wide range of people and be able to offer a bright, friendly welcome to all.

When Can I Enquire?

We welcome new volunteer involvement via 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 not currently running a volunteer intake.

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 this.

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).

Contact Us

Please do feel free to contact us with any questions. The best way to reach us is through email at [email protected]