Get Involved

Both the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences offer fantastic opportunities for you to get involved as a volunteer or placement.

Joining as an Attractions volunteer:

There are a range of opportunities either based at or involving either the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar or the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, which offer people the opportunity to get involved with the York Archaeological Trust and help us to bring to life these important city gateways for our visitors.

Volunteering suits anyone wanting to gain new experiences, share their current skills, enhance our visitors’ experience, meet new people and get involved with the aims of the York Archaeological Trust.

Take a look at our Volunteers’ page for further information on the roles available, the registration periods and how to enquire about joining our volunteer team.

If you have a set-period of time to undertake your experience in or have specific study or work related needs to meet then you would be best to consider our placement offers (see below).

Joining as an Attractions placement:

We have a selection of placement opportunities based at DIG, our summer exhibition and across our Trust departments. Some placements may include projects related to Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar.

Placement opportunities suit anyone from a local college or university student to those looking to arrange independent placements where they need to undertake a set period of involvement to achieve their experience or study aims.

For further information on our placement opportunities and how to register your interest in a place please take a look at our Placements’ page.

If you would like to become involved with some practical archaeology please check the Get Involved pages at to see our community archaeology, training dig and finds volunteering opportunities.