Volunteer with us

Cotswold Archaeology welcomes volunteers to our Finds Processing team, where we have a rolling programme of processing work that provides a variety of opportunities at our offices in Cirencester, Andover, Milton Keynes and Suffolk. Recent projects have included marking human remains from Roman Gloucester prior to deposition with a museum, working on archives from Gloucester Museum and at Stroud’s Museum in the Park,  and making a nationally important finds archive stable and secure 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 being added to our volunteer mailing list to be informed about new projects or would like a bit more information about volunteering then please contact Caroline Adams at Caroline.Adams@cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk.

“Volunteering with CA is friendly, varied and interesting” – Alison, CA volunteer, speaking while 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, CA Deputy Archives Officer, speaking about the Gloucester Archives Project, 2015.

Volunteer profiles: Don’t take our word for it! Check out what some of our volunteers have to say about volunteering with Cotswold Archaeology:




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