Volunteer Programme

Volunteer to take part in excavations at Vindolanda.

The Excavation Programme

The Vindolanda Trust has been accepting volunteers on to its excavations since its foundation in 1970 and over 6400 people have benefited from this challenging experience. The Vindolanda Trust recognises the substantial contribution of its volunteer excavators to our understanding of the site, and therefore Roman Britain as a whole. At Vindolanda we are committed to the view that volunteer excavators should continue to have the opportunity to share in the experience of working on one of the most exciting archaeologically sites in Western Europe, and part of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site.

Keep up to date with the Vindolanda Excavations via our blog - please click here.

How To Get Involved

2015 excavation places all allocated.

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 2016 will open on Monday the 2nd of November 2015 on this website at 12noon GMT.

Excavation Bookings

Costs and Entry

What's required
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