Waterloo Uncovered is open to all current and former service personnel (reservist or regular). We welcome applications from all ranks, units or trades, and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, experience, or motivation — if you are interested then we would like to hear from you. Whilst a key focus of the charity is assistance to those who are wounded, injured, or sick (whatever the cause and whether or not it happened in service), we do not exclude those who are fully fit.

If you need the assistance of a carer to join the project, then we can also accommodate them — please let us know in your application.

The next excavation will take place in Belgium, from Saturday 7th July to Saturday 21st July 2018. 

Our application process is in two stages: an application form, and an interview.

The first stage is an application form. Forms will be available from 1st February, and need to be returned completed by midnight, 28th February 2018.

The second phase is a Skype interview, carried out in March, with those successful at the application form stage. 

To apply for WU 2018

Unfortunately the deadline for applying to Waterloo Uncovered’s July 2018 excavation was midnight, 28th February 2018. Due to the limited number of places we will be unable to accept applications past this deadline.

    All applicants will be emailed by Tuesday 6 March to confirm their status. Successful applicants will be invited to partake in a Skype interview in March and final decisions on participation made no later than Friday 6 April.

    We do accept volunteer applications all year round, as they are not restricted to volunteering on our excavations. So if you would like to volunteer with us, please download and fill the Volunteer Application Form below, and return it to

    Download the application forms:

    Other information:

    If you are a returning applicant, i.e. if you have participated in a Waterloo Uncovered excavation before, and wish to apply for another one, you need to fill in two forms: 

    • an application form for either veterans, serving personnel, or volunteers (see above).
    • a returning applicant form.

    Please send all completed forms to:

    Returning Applicant Form
    If you are an archaeologist or a student looking to come on one of our excavations, fill a Volunteer Application Form (download button above). If you are a student with a project around Waterloo Uncovered please contact us on
    Waterloo Uncovered is an international charity, and we accept applicants from any country. We are in the process of translating our application forms. If you need any forms or information in a language other than English, please do not hesitate to contact us in your language, members of the project speak a variety of languages and we will find a way to translate.