Volunteering Opportunities in Archaeology - Archaeology Researcher Tasks

Are you interested in the Heritage of the New Forest?

We are seeking volunteers interested in assisting us search through public and private archives relating to the New Forest during all heritage periods, and digitizing relevant information to be added to the project archive.

The collections will be in various locations across the New Forest and further afield,  all training and equipment is provided.

Key roles include:
-    Working across a variety of New Forest locations and further afield
-    Undertaking online research and assessment
-    Visiting candidates and sites chosen by the project team to assess their archive.
-    Capturing (digitizing) material appropriate to the project.
-    Preparing records for addition to the Interactive Portal and for archiving.
-    Assisting in the development of links to other archives and collections.


These tasks will be shared between a number of volunteers, but you will be working alone at various points either at home or with support in the NFNPA office.

Flexible hours; some visits will require a certain amount of time, but volunteers will be able to undertake their own research in their own time.

The majority of this role is conducted in or around the New Forest National Park. We are seeking volunteers that are able to travel easily e.g. in their own vehicle or via public transport. However a lot of the research can be done at home or in the office so no need to be physically active.

Induction sessions and all training will be provided.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed.


  • Accessibility
    Dependent ask about individual roles
  • Age restrictions
    Under 18 Accompanied
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 31/03/2017

End Date: 30/09/2020

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