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Volunteer Opportunities

Archaeology volunteers at work

Two archaeology lab volunteers work to analyze a horseshoe excavated from the Fort site

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Fort Vancouver's Public Archaeology Program accepts volunteers in the fall, winter, and spring. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks, mainly conducted in the Fort's archaeology lab, located in the reconstructed Fur Store building.

Volunteer duties include cleaning, sorting, and analyzing artifacts recovered in the field, and data entry. Volunteers who perform 100 hours of archaeology lab work are eligible to volunteer for Fort Vancouver field work projects, including assisting with our annual Public Archaeology Field Schools.

To learn more about what our archaeology lab volunteers do, check out our Archaeology Volunteer Position Description (PDF, 45 KB).

The lab is currently open Thursday and Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Lab Supervisor Katie Wynia by phone at (360) 816-6250 or by email.

 
Volunteers at work
Archaeology lab volunteers at work analyzing artifacts
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Did You Know?

Image of Spode ceramics from the park's collections

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