Friends and Helpers Weekend and Holidays Interpretation Team

We are looking for volunteers to help interact with members of the public during weekends and school holidays. Volunteers will help interpret the site to our visitors and act as points of information for those visiting to ask any questions. You will also be able to help our visitors to carry out special activities. We are looking for enthusiastic people with an interest in history/prehistory who are confident in communicating with members of the public of all ages. A basic knowledge of the time periods represented at Butser Ancient Farm would be desirable but not a necessity as training will be provided.

An interest would be advantagous, leading public activities, interpreting exhibits, interacting with a wide demographic of visitors


Must be fit. Lots of enthusiasm, good communication skills, interest in British history and prehistory


  • Accessibility
    Most of the farm is accessible but not so good in bad weather
  • Age restrictions
    Yes, 18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
    We provide site induction as well as specific training for the interpretation roles.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/12/2018

End Date: 12/12/2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

We are open at weekends from March to October as well as during term holidays. We have opportunities for volunteer interpreters on weekdays, as well as on weekends, during many term holiday periods.


Chalton Lane

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