Thames Discovery Programme teaching the Tadpoles (c) MOLA


Experience archaeology first-hand and volunteer with MOLA. Volunteering with us is a great way to build specialist technical skills and ‘soft skills’ alike. Our experts support volunteers working on a range of projects.

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities, from becoming a FROG (Foreshore Recording and Observation Group) volunteer with the Thames Discovery Programme or recroding archaeological sites along England's coastline with CITiZAN. Other more specific volunteer positions that arise will be advertised on this page.

We welcome people of all knowledge levels, whether for short or long term volunteering, but we ask that volunteers are aged 16 or over. 

If you want to volunteer with the our flagship community archaeology programmes please visit the project websites: for the Thames Discovery Programme or for CITiZAN .

For general volunteering opportunities at MOLA please complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest Form and contact us at to enquire about availability for volunteering placements.

  • Josh Frost leads the Thames Discovery Programme Tadpoles session (c) MOLA.jpg

    Community Engagement

    We run community archaeology programmes that stimulate enquiry and promote active discovery.
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  • Thames Discovery Programme

    The Thames Discovery Programme is one of the UK’s most successful community archaeology projects, leading efforts to record the archaeology of the Thames foreshore.
  • CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)

    CITiZAN is a nationwide community archaeology project that responds to the threat to archaeological sites on our coast and tidal estuaries from erosion.