Volunteering with Surrey County Archaeological Unit

Have you always wanted to try your hand at archaeology? Or are you looking to gain more experience? Why not volunteer with Surrey County Archaeological Unit.


We often have various community archaeology projects running over the summer months, including excavations, survey days and field walking. No previous experience is necessary and you will be supervised and trained by professional archaeologists from Surrey County Archaeological Unit.

Wednesday volunteering

Throughout the year we also run volunteering sessions at the Surrey History Centre in Woking. During these sessions, volunteers sort and process finds and environmental samples from archaeological excavations around Surrey, as well as a variety of other jobs that vary from week to week. Running 11am till 4pm, no previous experience is necessary and full training will be given. Booking is essential, so please email the address below for details.

Work experience

We take a limited number of work experience placements each year for year 11 and sixth form/college students. Placements consist of 4 days (Tues-Fri) based at Surrey History Centre, working with members of the Surrey Heritage team, including archives and archaeology. Booking opens on 1 September at the start of each school year and closes on 31 October. Successful candidates will be notified in early November. To apply for work experience at Surrey Heritage, please complete the 'Work Experience - Expression of Interest' form on the Surrey Heritage Volunteering page.

If you would like to volunteer with Surrey County Archaeological Unit or for more details, please email: education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk