Why volunteer for Ancient Connections?

The benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering for Ancient Connections could help your community to develop a greater sense of connectedness and increase knowledge and awareness about local history and its relevance today. But the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can increase your self -confidence and sense of purpose. It doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your day.

There are several ways that you can become involved with Ancient Connections as a volunteer:

  • Become one of our History Hunters and receive training on researching family or local history, creating stories from your findings and sharing them with others.
  • Join the team of Tourism Ambassadors, who will help to keep local stories, heritage and legends alive. Whether you have a passion for local stories and places, or work in the tourism industry, our training schemes offer different programmes to suit your interests.
  • Roll your sleeves up and get digging – volunteer on the archaeological digs at Whitesands with Dyfed Archaeological Trust and in Ferns with IAFS.
  • Find out what’s under the surface at significant sites in Pembrokeshire and Wexford and volunteer with Dig Ventures experts in geophysics.
  • Become a Steward for Ancient Connections events. From 2021 onwards Ancient Connections will be running a number of events in Wexford and Pembrokeshire. This is an opportunity to be in the thick of all the fun and support the project team to make the events run as smoothly and safely as possible.
  • Become an Evaluator – as part of the Ancient Connections project, the team will need to gather important information from visitors at key sites in Wexford and Pembrokeshire, including where they are from, why they are visiting, what they plan to do while they are visiting and whether they are aware of the cross-border connections between these two places. Evaluators do not have to have any special skills, just a friendly face and a willingness to engage with people from all walks of life.

To find out more about History Hunters, Tourism Ambassadors and volunteering on digs and geophysics click on the relevant links above. To sign up as a Steward or Evaluator, please fill in the form below and one of our team will be in touch.

Ancient Connections Volunteering Form