Support us Volunteering Excavation Volunteers To volunteer at Vindolanda you don't need any experience in archaeology but you do need to be enthusiastic, reasonably fit, over 18 or 16 and over, accompanied by an adult and of course you'll need to have booked yourself a spot via our website! The Vindolanda Trust has been accepting volunteers on to its excavations since its foundation in 1970 and over 6900 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site. The application process for 2020 opened on Tuesday the 5th of November 2019. All places were snapped up within 20 minutes of the release time and we are now fully booked for the 2020 excavations. Places for the 2020 excavation programme have been deferred to 2021 due to the cancellation of the 2020 excavation season in light of the Corona Virus pandemic. This means there are no places available for the 2021 excavation season but we will be launching the spaces for the 2022 excavation season this year in November. To find out more about excavating at Vindolanda, go to our Vindolanda Excavations page.