The Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) is the only UK wide club for young people aged up to 17 who are interested in archaeology. The club is run by Council for British Archaeology (CBA), an educational charity working to over 65 years to promote 'Archaeology for All'. YAC's vision is for all young people to have opportunities to inspired and excited by archaeology, and to empower them to help shape its future.
The Council for British Archaeology, a UK-wide educational charity, operates the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC). YAC Branches are for young people upt to the age of 17 and are run by volunteers vetted and checked by YAC HQ in York. Branch Assistants provide support, help witht he management of young people, run occasional sessions and deputise for the Branch Leader. Branch sessions are held once a month, on weekends, and last between 2 hours and a whole day. Branches plan ahead for a minimum of 3 months at a time and Branch Assistants agree their level of involvement with the Branch Leader but attendance at planning meetings outside of Branch sessions is expected wherever possible. You may be asked to take on a specific role such as treasurer or membership secretary. It is important that Branch Assistants are reliable as sessions cannot run if not enough adults are in attendance. You'll be rewarded by working with a fantastic group of young people, be involved with a great team of volunteers and get to be involved in a wide range of heritage and archaeological activities and opportunities. Ongoing support is provided by YAC HQ and there is a YAC Leaders' Handbook full of support and guidance.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Enthusiasm and interest in archaeology and heritage is required and practical experience or a qualification in heritage or archaeology is useful. Experience of working with young people is also beneficial. Volunteers must be trustworthy and reliable.
Branch meetings occur at weekends at barying locations across East Lothian and volunteers are requried to arrange their own transport to locations
|Available During School Holidays||Yes|
|Available During Termtime||Yes|
A minimumm commitment of 5 hours per month
All volunteers are required to read the YAC Leaders\' Handbook and may undertake either a child protection postal correspondence course or First Aid Training. Other training is provided as funds allow.
|Work Type||Youth Work|
|Client Group||Young People|