Participation is a minimum of one period of two consecutive weeks. Volunteers can be accepted for a maximum of two periods (4 weeks) in the season.
The excavation places go on a first come, first served basis, so it is recommended that you apply as soon as it is convenient once the programme details are announced.
The application process for 2017 will open on Tuesday the 1st of November 2016 on this website at 12noon GMT.
It is not only volunteers we ask to join us on the excavations, post-excavation is also a vital part of the process.
We are offering FREE post excavation places on site, metres away from the excavations. Four places per period will be available.
This will include washing, sorting, and categorising the bulks finds that are found in vast amounts every day at Vindolanda. This includes pottery, iron, bone, glass and building materials.
It provides volunteers with excellent experience of handling and learning about the different types of pottery which can aid you when you are excavating here or at other sites, give you a good stepping stone towards studying or even a career in Roman finds or archaeology, or just some time to enjoy as a hobby or interest.
Excavate - Volunteer Post Excavation bookings
** ALL 2017 POST EXCAVATION PLACES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED **
For more information download the following form - 2017 Post Excavation Information