Young Archaeologists Club Orkney Need Volunteers!

Do you love archaeology and enjoy working with young people?

The Young Archaeologists’ Club in Orkney (YAC) are recruiting a team of volunteers, so that they can offer young people 8-15 in Orkney more opportunities to get involved in the fascinating archaeology in the county.

YAC have three exciting new opportunties to get help young people in Orkney get involved with and take part in discovering Orkney' s rich cultural heritage.


Branch Assistants

Will Develop, plan and deliver fun and educational sessions for young people, themed on archaeology. They will also :

 Supervise young people during sessions

 Work with the team to create an annual programme of sessions

 Risk assess activities during planning

 Work within a team of volunteers


A Session Coordinator

Will Coordinate Branch volunteers— in attending sessions and keeping notes for YAC UK, who requires training/PVG checks etc. They will also :

Coordinate booking session venue(s)

Ensure Orkney YAC meets YAC UK’s policies and procedures at all times (e.g. insurance

Oversee annual Orkney YAC session schedule and provide information for Membership secretary to send out to members.

Keep in regular contact with YAC UK


A Treasurer

Will keep records of all membership fees paid annually. They will also :

Keep records of a small amount of expenses for running YAC sessions

Be responsible for the club bank account (pay in and writing cheques/internet banking)

Submit a simple 'finance form' to YAC once a year to show the club's income and expenditure

Be responsible for monitoring any grant money the club receives


Volunteers should have an interest in archaeology, working with young people, have good communication skills and reliability.

If you would like to know more about these opportunities please contact Rob McGregor at VAO on 872 897 or


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