Interested in archaeology? Looking to volunteer? Opportunities to volunteer are often found through these organizations. Just click on the links!

Volunteer Opportunities

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Archaeology In The Community

 

Discovering Our History 
 

AITC promotes and facilitates the study and public understanding of archaeological heritage. Through informal educational programs, we provide hands-on learning, professional development and community events.

Objectives:

  • To increase community awareness of the benefits of archaeology and history through public events.

  • To provide archaeology enrichment programs to students of all ages.

  • To provide professional development to college students interested in pursuing careers in archaeology.

  • To partner with educational institutions, cultural establishments, and community organizations to develop, promote, and implement archaeological programs.

Since its founding, AITC has served thousands of students of all ages, customizing curricula to best suit the needs of the group and expanding into new media to ensure the public can engage with archaeology.

To learn more visit  http://www.archaeologyincommunity.com/

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Archeological Society of Maryland
Field and Laboratory Volunteer Opportunities Statewide

One of the Archeological Society of Maryland’s main goals is to involve the public in field and lab events throughout the year and across the State. To meet this goal, ASM hosts a Spring Symposium and an annual Fall meeting, and co-hosts with the Maryland Historical Trust a Saturday Workshop and an annual field/excavation session. ASM’s local chapters also conduct meetings and provide opportunities for members and the general public to participate in field and laboratory activities.

 

Visit our website at www.marylandarcheology.org to learn about upcoming events, view the latest edition of our monthly newsletter (ASM Ink), and link to our chapters’ websites.

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Anne Arundel County’s Archaeology Program

The Anne Arundel County Archaeology Program works with the non-profit The Lost Towns Project to promote archeological research and public education programs. We seek dedicated volunteers and interns, no experience required, to help with all aspects of field and lab work. Join us to discover history at a variety of dig sites across the County or to process artifacts at our lab in Edgewater.

 

To learn more, please email volunteers@losttownsproject.org.


Anne Arundel County's Archaeology Laboratory
839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, Maryland 21037
By appointment

https://www.aacounty.org/departments/planning-and-zoning/cultural-resources/volunteer-and-events/

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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County

Experience Prince George’s County history first-hand through volunteering with the Department of Parks and Recreation Archaeology Office. Individuals, 14 years and up, can learn how archeologists investigate the past and assist them with excavations and lab work.

 

Volunteer registration is required through www.pgparks.com.

 

For information call the Archaeology Office at 301-627-1286 or email archaeology@pgparks.com.


Archaeology Office
Natural and Historical Resources Division
8204 McClure Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

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Certificate and Training Program for Archeological Technicians

The Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. (ASM), the Maryland Historical Trust, and the Council for Maryland Archeology offer a Certificate and Training Program for Archeological Technicians (CAT Program), providing an opportunity to be recognized for formal and extended training in archeology without participation in a degree program.

 

Certificate candidates must be members of the ASM, and work under the supervision of a mentor. A series of required readings and workshops is coupled with practical experience in archeological research.

 

For information about the CAT Program, and application forms, visit the ASM web site at:
www.marylandarcheology.org/CATprogram.html.

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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Montgomery Parks Department, Park Planning and Stewardship

NOTICE: The Archaeology Volunteer Program has been suspended due to COVID. If you contact us, we will notify you when the program reopens.


Join the Montgomery Parks’ archeology program in uncovering Montgomery County’s past through the investigation and analysis of sites that cover the entire 12,000 year history of the County. There are opportunities for fieldwork and labwork. Volunteers are welcome on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 

For Volunteer Application contact Heather Bouslog

phone: 301.563.7530 

Email: Heather.bouslog@montgomeryparks.org

or visit www.ParksArchaeology.org


Archaeology Program
Needwood Mansion
6700 Needwood Road
Derwood, Maryland 20855

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Maryland Historical Trust

Archeology Programs

The Maryland Historical Trust is committed to involving the public in archeology. The Maritime Archeology Program provides opportunities for volunteers in field activities. Participants need not be divers. Terrestrial archeological programs include an eleven-day annual Field Session, co-hosted with the Archeological Society of Maryland, that combines education with research. An Open Lab is held on most Tuesdays during the year teaching proper archeological lab techniques. Internships are also offered.

 

To learn more contact State Terrestrial Archeologist Charlie Hall at charles.hall@maryland.gov, or State Underwater Archeologist Susan Langley at susan.langley@maryland.gov.


Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
www.mht.maryland.gov

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Historic St. Mary’s City: A Museum of History and Archaeology

Historic St. Mary's City (HSMC) is the site of the fourth permanent English settlement in North America, Maryland's first capital, and the birthplace of religious toleration in America. Be a part of history by volunteering with Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC). It takes a lot to care for over 800 acres, run dozens of programs, and give tours for over 20,000 school children annually. With your help, it can be done! To contact the Volunteer Coordinator, email volunteer@digshistory.org.

 

www.hsmcdigshistory.org/get-involved/volunteers/


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Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum ∙ Public Archaeology Program

Fridays and Saturdays, September 3-25, 2021 ∙ 9 am to 3 pm
 

Volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside archaeologists and excavate an actual site. Spend mornings excavating, sifting soil for artifacts and mapping remains of an 18th-century plantation on the park grounds, and afternoons either at the archaeological site or in the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, doing hands-on archaeological activities, such as washing, sorting and labeling artifacts, photographing archaeological artifacts, touring the lab and more.


Public Archaeology is free and open to the public. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by visiting this webpage:


https://jefpat.maryland.gov/Pages/mac-lab/public-archaeology.aspx

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks

Archeology Program

Come explore Howard County's hidden history through archaeological investigation! The Howard County Archaeology Program welcomes volunteers of all ages to participate in field and lab opportunities, following all Covid-19 safety precautions, during our 2021 public season! The Howard County Archaeology Program accepts Volunteers Wednesday through Sunday.

 

Due to Covid protocol, reservations must be made prior to participation.

 

To volunteer, please contact Kelly Palich at 410-313-0423 or kpalich@howardcountymd.gov.

 

Volunteer opportunities for fieldwork, lab work, photography, illustration, research and more! For more information please visit http://www.upperpatuxentarchaeology.com