Could you be a Digital Hero?

Artwork depicting a varied group of people standing under bunting and the words get involved.

Heritage Trust Network is looking for volunteers to become Digital Heroes. If you have good digital skills, and want to be a changemaker in the heritage sector, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Are aged 18-30 (or are young at heart!)
  • Have digital knowledge and skills that can help heritage organisations prosper
  • Be available for a placement of around 40 hours over a two month period (either June- July 2022, or September- October 2022)
  • Can attend remote skills training designed around the needs of the volunteers (this might include training on web development, digital marketing and fundraising, social media and content creation, as well as sessions on how to have organisation-wide impact)

Volunteers will be matched with one of the heritage organisations who are members of Heritage Trust Network. Placements will be a mix of remote and in-person opportunities, although we expect that our Heroes will attend at least one in-person meeting at their host organisation. Our members come from across the UK and vary enormously in terms of size and experience. What they have in common is a desire to preserve built heritage and engage their local community with this heritage.

A recent poll highlighted an urgent need for digital support to help our members achieve their aims. Many members do not have a basic web presence, others need support with fundraising,  social media, and content creation. This is where your digital skills can really help.

What’s in it for me?

  • You will gain experience working on exciting real-life projects in the heritage sector
  • You will receive training co-designed and delivered by Audience Agency which aims to support you to become a digital changemaker
  • You will become a part of the Heritage Trust Network community, helping to support the heritage sector

How do I get involved? 

Apply to become a Digital Hero by completing this online form.  

The closing date for the first round of recruitment will be 27th March 2022 at 12pm.

We will be in touch with those selected to take part in Digital Heroes by the middle of April 2022.

Digital Heroes has been made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund


Thanks to Natalie our content creator for her fantastic artwork above.


Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Catherine Moriarty says:

    Hi, this volunteering opportunity sounds fabulous!

    I’m currently looking for a week of work experience for one of our Year 12 Young Company members at Kiln Theatre.

    Are you possibly accepting 17 year olds onto this programme?

    • Tessa Chynoweth says:

      Hi Catherine,

      Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid we’re only able to offer this opportunity to 18’s and over at the moment, sorry about that. Good luck finding a placement for your student.

      All best wishes,


  • How does an organisation seek the help of a digital hero? This project could tie in nicely with our project.

    • Tessa Chynoweth says:

      Hi Stephen, thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear you’re interested in hosting a Digital Hero. We’re aiming to launch the application for hosts at the end of the month – you’re on our list of people to e-mail as soon as that goes live. Look forward to seeing what kind of project the Hero can get involved with! Tessa

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