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Welcome to the world of fossils

Want to become a UKAFH Volunteer??

Do you have a passion for fossils?? Do you have some free time you could spare??

Are you reliable?? If so? We want to here from you!!  

fillout the form below if your interested!!

UKAFH is the largest family friendly fossil club in England and Europe,as part of its continuing expansion, UKAFH now requires:


  • UKAFH Leaders
  • Support Leaders
  • Events team leader
  • Events team
  • UKAFH PA

We’re looking for people to become a UKAFH leader.

1. The suitable person(s) would need some knowledge of fossils and be willing to research any fossil sites to which they are assigned, in order to maximise the enjoyment and level of participation of UKAFH members attending (and be happy to learn).
2. The UKAFH Leader will take a lead role at hunts, ensuring risk assessments of sites are accurate and that safety of participating members is of paramount importance. You will need to ensure the entire smooth running of field visits, from supplying hard hats and high-viz vests to helping identify finds found.
3. Run (and Support) 3 to 4 fossil hunts per year (if you wanted to do more, that’s fine).
4. Contribute to the Trilobite Times once every 3 months, even if its just a picture of a fossil find, article etc..
5. Advertise and promote UKAFH where possible (Facebook, Twitter, Local Museums etc…)
6. Be happy to talk to large groups of people

If your interested please contact Craig or Steve on [email protected] and [email protected]




UKAFH require support leaders

The post would entail supporting current UKAFH team and supporting them on various hunt in your area. When more happy in the role taking the lead role in hunts undertaken by UKAFH from time to time, at various fossiliferous sites and localities across the UK.


The suitable person(s) would need a good knowledge of the geology of the localities to which they are assigned, in order to maximize the enjoyment and level of participation of UKAFH members attending (or be happy to learn).

The UKAFH regional Leader will take a lead role at hunts, ensuring risk assessments of sites are accurate and that safety of participating members is of paramount importance. You will need to ensure the entire smooth running of field visits, from supplying hard hats and high-viz vests to helping identify finds found.


The UKAFH support Leader will help promote UKAFH and encourage friendship and co-operation among members and other branches of the profession, whilst helping to build links with professional organizations and museums, in order to help raise the status of UKAFH.


The UKAFH support leader would have 3 fossil hunts per-year in their area (also your more than welcome to go along to other fossil hunts in other areas and help lead fossil hunts). But main priority would be your area.


The UKAFH support leader most contribute to the Trilobite times once every 3 months, even if its just a picture of a fossil find, article etc..


Also will help with upkeep of the UKAFH forum, Twitter and Facebook pages.


This is an interesting post, which would suit a volunteer, who has some time at weekends, to attend hunts and it might suit a person who can undertake the work in a particular region of the UK.

Please contact Craig Chapman ([email protected] or [email protected] for further details).

VACANCY- UKAFH EVENTS TEAM LEADER (Voluntary)

As part of its continuing expansion, UKAFH now requires an Events Manager, who will have the responsibility for administrating and organizing educational events associated with UKAFH.

Principally, the role will entail providing displays and educational talks and/or presentations to the general public, schools, Scout and Guide groups, museums, voluntary and charity organizations.

The post holder will be based ideally in the Midlands region of the UK (but happy to hear from people based anywhere).

UKAFH is keen to deliver quality educational events to a number of clients and the post holder will lead a small team, thus ensuring the client’s brief is met to the highest possible standard.

  • You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You will work in partnership alongside other UKAFH colleagues, ensuring the delivery of events which supports its vision and aims
  • You will possess the ability to organize a small team and work effectively with them.
  • You will build and maintain very strong, effective relationships with the community, stakeholders and partners.
  • Create a safe and productive learning environment at all events, which is engaging, fulfilling and bespoke.

This voluntary post might suit a retired person or someone who has personal time to devote to this new position.

You will need your own transport

You will have reasonable IT skills, which could be used to help promote events and within presentations, where applicable

Please contact Craig Chapman ([email protected]) if you are interested in this post, or wish to discuss it in further detail.


VACANCY- UKAFH EVENTS TEAM (Voluntary, 2 posts)

To help support the Events Manager, UKAFH require an Events Team.

These posts will suit volunteers who will work alongside the Events Team Leader and assist in providing displays and educational talks and/or presentations to the general public, schools, Scout and Guide groups, museums, voluntary and charity organizations.

  • The role will similarly entail the need for excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You will need your own transport
  • You will be based in the Midlands region of the UK (if possible).
  • You will have reasonable IT skills, which could be used to help promote events and within presentations, where applicable

Please contact Craig Chapman ([email protected]) if you are interested in this post, or wish to discuss it in further detail.

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