Cotswold Archaeology welcomes volunteers in our Finds Processing department where we have a rolling programme that provides a variety of opportunities. Recent projects have included marking human remains from Roman Gloucester prior to deposition with a museum, working in the archives at Gloucester Museum and making a large, multi-phase finds archive archaeologically stable for the National Trust.
Our volunteers experience working in a vibrant commercial archaeological company, get to talk to staff members about their roles and careers, attend toolbox talks and participate in our Competency Log scheme, whereby we provide documentation of any training you have received which you can then take away for your own records. We also supply tea, coffee and biscuits (even the chocolate kind!)
If you are interested in finding out more about our current volunteer programme, or would like to be added to our volunteer mailing list, please contact Jessica Cook at Jessica.Cook@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk.
“Volunteering with CA is friendly, varied and interesting” – Alison, CA volunteer speaking whilst working on the preparation of finds from a pipeline excavation
“Supervising the people of Gloucester volunteering to enable their local museum to function efficiently once again was rewarding” – Hazel O’Neill, Archives Supervisor speaking about the Gloucester Archives Project, 2015.