Branch Assistant Location: National
About Council for British Archaeology (CBA)

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.

About Opportunity

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.

Skills and Experience

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.

Travel Details

Branch meetings occur at weekends at barying locations across East Lothian and volunteers are requried to arrange their own transport to locations

Minimum Age 18
Maximum Age 75
Wheelchair Access No
Disabled Toilets No
Selection Procedures

Application FormInformal ChatPVG CheckReferences

Morning Afternoon Evening

Available During School Holidays Yes
Available During Termtime Yes
Frequency & Commitment

A minimumm commitment of 5 hours per month

Training Details

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.

Other Information
Saltire Compatible Yes
Reference Code42
Work Type Youth Work
Client Group Young People
Childcare No
Expenses Paid No
Expenses Details
Please login Username Password
Not Registered? Register with us Strive Volunteering today! See below for the benefits
  • Access contact details to apply
  • Subscribe to our Volunteering Newsletter
  • Personalised volunteer suggestions
  • Get updates on new volunteering