Voluntary and community archaeology group


After a period of inactivity the group was reinstated with a new committee at an AGM on Tuesday 9 February 2016 at the Birmingham Midland Institute.


The purpose of the Voluntary and Community Group is

  • to provide a recognised voice for furthering the interests of voluntary and community archaeology within the CIfA.
  • to promote the adoption and implementation of CIfA Standards by voluntary and community archaeologists (and the organisations to which they belong).
  • to advise Council and its committees on issues relating to Voluntary and Community archaeology, both within the context of the CIfA and within the discipline of archaeology as a whole.
  • to provide guidance and assistance to ensure that voluntary and community archaeologists (and the organisations to which they belong), have the necessary and recognised competence to carry out archaeological research to the highest possible Standards.
  • to promote discussion between voluntary and community archaeologists and other archaeologists in order to foster a greater understanding and improvement of relations, to further the overall pursuance of archaeological knowledge and research.

Join the Group

Membership is free for CIfA members, while non-members need to pay an annual £10 fee. If you wish to join this group, please contact the CIfA at groups@archaeologists.net

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VolComArch

Wordpress: https://volcomarch.wordpress.com/


Sheena Payne-Lunn (Chair)

Rob Hedge (Secretary)

Deborah Anderson(Treasurer)

David Ingham
Rachael Kidd
Dan Miles
Hannah Potter
Phil Richardson
Hayley Roberts

Forthcoming events

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at The Hive, Worcester. More details will follow.

Previous Events

  • Critical mass: working together for a better archaeology - Critical Mass was a joint conference hosted by CIfA and CBA on 15 October 2015 in York and aimed to bring together practitioners, volunteers and organisations to think about how we can all work together. The day was about understanding issues, finding solutions and planning actions which could have a real impact on how archaeology can develop for the benefit of everyone. The programme included speakers to inspire a number of themed discussions about archaeology, accessibility and impact. Some of the sessions were recorded and you can access them here.

Social media

Group members can find information about VCSIG with regular updates about projects, events and news on both Facebook and Twitter. Join in!

AGM Minutes

2016 AGM minutes
2012 AGM minutes
2011 AGM minutes


Number 1:February 2012

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