Heritage Volunteers

NADFAS Heritage Volunteers are teams of committed non-specialist volunteers who work under the guidance of curators and other professionals to help conserve our heritage.
NADFAS Heritage Volunteers undertake projects for:

  • Museums
  • National Trust properties
  • Historic houses
  • Libraries and gardens

They give their time to care for collections, record documents and act as guides and stewards.
Current York DFAS Heritage projects include:

  • Castle Howard (shown at work in the picture)
  • York Minster Library

Current national projects include:

  • On-site conservation of books, manuscripts, archives and maps
  • Cataloguing documents and archival listing
  • Conservation of arms and armour, medals and military silver
  • Preventative conservation of textiles, replica work and creation of period costumes
  • Guiding and stewarding in museums, historic houses and gardens

Use NADFAS Heritage Volunteers to support your project

If your organisation could benefit from a team of enthusiastic, disciplined and committed volunteers to help with collection care, documentation, stewarding or guiding, talk to us about our Heritage Volunteers.

Become a Heritage Volunteer

All Heritage Volunteers must be members of NADFAS – either as Society Members or Affiliate Members. They are trained by professional conservators, advisors or curators.

If you are committed to heritage conservation and able to offer a long-term commitment, you could find Heritage Volunteering a rewarding activity.