World War II

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World War II volunteering

A large component of the New Forest Remembers WWII Project and the key to its success is the help and involvement of our dedicated volunteers. Volunteer roles range from the recording and assessment of surviving World War II structures, locating forgotten sites identified by modern survey techniques to collating oral histories, images and videos focused on the New Forest during the war years.

We aim to make all information gathered by this project widely available to the general public, residents, community groups and schools via the web-based Interactive Portal, due for launch in the Spring of 2013.

During our first year we received an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers to get involved and help conduct this project and have now recruited and signed up well over 100 people. 

Sadly this does mean that we have reached our current  capacity and are not able to accept any more ‘expressions of interest’.  We also have a long waiting list for any spaces that become available.

There are still archaeological volunteering opportunities available in the Authority through our Heritage Mapping Project. Please email us on to register your interest.

You can also find out more about volunteer opportunities with various organisations across all areas of the New Forest by visiting: volunteering in the New Forest National Park.

Information on our Volunteer Roles

Volunteers are currently signed up for six varied volunteer roles for the 'New Forest Remembers' Project:

Alongside these roles they are receiving additional training, taking part in local excavations or other archaeological projects and enjoying a chance to meet and socialise with other people.

This is the New Forest National Park Authority's volunteer policy.

If you would like to get in touch with the project staff please email:

  1. World War II
  2. World War II archaeology
  3. Interactive portal
  4. D-Day Podcasts
  5. Memories
  6. Memories: A secret rendezvous
  7. Memories: Waterproofing carriers
  8. Memories: D-Day landings
  9. World War II volunteering (you are here)
  10. Funding stakeholders


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