DIGS WITH MODERATE TO LOW FEES

Volunteer digs in the United Kingdom (Council for British Archaeology Fieldwork Opportunities) and the United States, in the lists above,  generally have moderate to low dig fees.

Volunteer Action for Peace
This site has the some digs with moderate, low or no dig fees

Short term (2hr)  Temple Mount Sifting Program
This is a program for adults and children 5 and up to experience participating in an archaeological dig activity for 2 hours. This program, which costs 20 NIS for adults
and 16 NIS for children and teens 5-18, is described in the "Introductory Dig-For-A Day section at the top of this page. Included on this link is a video that you might
find interesting. This program is in the same location as the link below.

Long Term (7 days) Temple Mount Sifting Program
This program, called "long term digging" Program, involves a commitment of at least 7 days of participation in a month. Beyond that you can work almost any schedule
that suits you or not at all.
There is no fee for an individual to participate in this program. Advanced registration is required. Each individual must take care of
his or her own living and food arrangements. There is no food or lodging available on site. "Basic information on Project and Volunteer Information" ,a detailed
(downright wordy) description of this program, can be found at the link below. Apparently is only way to sign up for this "long term" program is by email, as noted in
the last sentence in the "Long Term Volunteering" section of this document, which states, "To arrange long term volunteering and for further information regarding long
period participation please contact us at tmsifting@gmail.com"

Azekah Expedition, Ellah Valley, Israel
Excavations take place in the Judahite stronghold that the Assyrian king Sennacherib called "an eagle’s nest…with towers that project to the sky like swords"; the
Azekah that 100 years later, once again was an important Judahite border-stronghold, mentioned by the garrison at Lachish that cried out probably at the time of
its capture by the Babylonians in 586 BCE: "We cannot see any more the fire-signals of Azekah". Team members are requested to sign in for minimum of two weeks.
Biblical Archaeology Society This organization provides a list of digs in Israel and several other
countries in their January/February issue of their magazine,
Biblical Archaeology Review magazine
(BAR), and also on line at BAR Dig List.  Links are provided to websites for each dig listed.
BAR is also a very interesting, informative magazine, with in-depth coverage of digs, primarily in
Israel. The Editor, Hershel Shanks, often addresses controversial archaeological issues, including
the sale of antiquities and the relationship of archaeology in the "Holy Land" to biblical
interpretation, through interviews with or "point-counterpoint" discussions between leading
scholars and experts. BAR is readily available in bookstores and magazine racks everywhere.
Check it out. Better yet, subscribe and don't miss a single issue while supporting the work of  
the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS).
VOLUNTEER DIG SITES
Last updated August 2, 2014
PLANNING A TRIP TO EGYPT? SEE THE "EGYPT-TRAVEL" PAGE FOR THE LATEST INSIDER TRAVEL INFORMATION

AFTER REVIEWING VOLUNTEER DIG OPPORTUNITIES,  IF YOU DECIDE YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT GO TO THE
BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. THERE YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO WORLD-WIDE CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.
WE HAVE VOLUNTEER DIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE: THE YOUNG, THE FOREVER YOUNG& RESUSCITATED MUMMIES LOOKING
                                                                                    FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS
 Dig for a week, a month, or more; digs for kids, family digs, adults. No experience or training required. It's all here.
By now the vast majority of the volunteer digs have posted their schedules for 2014. There still may be a few still to be listed, especially those that plan to dig in the fall or
winter. This website will list them as they are posted. If you are interested in digs for 2015 they will start listing in January of that year. Since most digs operate from year
to year, you can generally check those scheduled for this year to see who will be scheduled for 2015

.
Please be aware that untrained volunteers are not allowed to work on archaeological sites in Egypt unless they are enrolled in an approved university
field school approved to work in Egypt as part of their graduate program.  See comments below next to the picture of the Pyramid.
Earthwatch
Earthwatch has several advantages. One, for US citizens, is that it is a  501(c)(3) non profit organization. Since your payments for dig site fees are handled through
Earthwatch they may qualify as a donation under US IRS laws and, thus, possibly be tax deductible. The same may be true for your travel expenses to and from
the dig site. You should seek advice from your CPA or tax advisor. We are not qualified to give tax advice.  A second advantage is that Earthwatch provides
excellent information on each dig in the form of a briefing document and field reports. Third, Earthwatch has other types of volunteer field expeditions dealing
with environmental issues, nature studies,  paleontology, etc.
Projects Abroad Archaeology
Projects Abroad, headquartered in UK, has a list of  volunteer archaeological digs in Romania
and Peru. They have overseas staff representatives who provide support for volunteers.  Some
of the archaeological digs listed here operate the year around and are flexible as to when
volunteers can participate  They are looking for volunteers now. Check out their website. These
appear to be outstanding archaeological opportunities for volunteers.  

This organization also provides volunteer opportunities all over the world in a wide range of other
projects including teaching, environment, medicine & healthcare, sports, business, journalism,
law & human rights, and more. If you have any inkling that you might want to volunteer for
anything anywhere in the world for a short, medium or long period of time, this is the site for
you.  
Council for British Archaeology Fieldwork Opportunities          
The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) link above takes you to a comprehensive list of volunteer fieldwork opportunities in the UK. In addition, the CBA
website contains a number of services and extensive archaeology data base links generally oriented to British archaeology & history. Some are free and some
require subscriptions to use or fees to down load information. Some of these links and the kind of data available are: British Archaeology Magazine,  Internet
Archaeology (an international electronic journal),  an online library of publications, briefings on meetings and events, excavation reports, conference
proceedings, reports on special topics, and much more. This information can be found at:   
   Council on British Archaeology Home
                       DIGS FOR FAMILIES & FOR TEENS AND  KIDS 15 AND YOUNGER

Earthwatch, Italian Coast Program for Teens.
Excavating a Roman villa overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea along Tuscany's central coast.

Earthwatch, Program for Teens, Roman Fort, South Shields, UK
The South Shields Roman Fort is on the eastern end Hadrian’s Wall

Earthwatch, Program for Families, Roman Fort, South Shields
Same location as above

ArchaeoSpain High School Program, Mallorca
Digging the Roman Forum of the city of Pollentia on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

Center for American Archaeology, Illinois, US
Family Dig-It Week End
High School Field School

Boyd Archaeological School, Ontario, Canada
Three weeks for grades 10-12. Grade 12 University Prep Credit

Crow Canyon Summer Camps for Middle and High School, Colorado, US

Saveock Water Archaeology,  Greenbottom, TRURO, Cornwall., UK
Families can dig with children 14 and older

The Roman Road from Winchester to London
This is the booking page with information about participation options. In the lower part of this page is information about week end and one day digs. There are also links
to more detailed information about the dig in this page. Minimum unaccompanied age is 16, but younger children with an adult are welcome

Blackfriary archaeolgy , County Meath,:Ireland
Join us for a day - or stay all summer.12-17, under 16 with adult Children 7-12 are welcome at Dig it Kids archaeology camp..

Excavation in the Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK
Minimum unaccompanied age, 16, younger welcome with adult. One day or extended period

Bamburgh Research Project, Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK
Ages 12 +, under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dig - archaeological magazine for kids For hundreds of dig and other archaeological education opportunities for you and your kids listed by state in the US go to this
site, scroll down and click on the "Go Digging. State by state guide" picture. "This is the best magazine to interest kids in archaeology. I have subscribed for my
grandchildren for years and they love it." Richard Cook

Binghamton University.US  Daytime digs for kids (10-12) and teens(13-17) July 16-20, 2012. This link takes you to a description of the activity. Look at "Summer
Program" for registration information and other details.
Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Fieldwork Opportunities        
This link will take you to a lists of world-wide archaeological volunteer digs available. On the opening
page of the AIA website, click on "Search for Fieldwork Opportunities".

For 60 years AIA has published "Archaeology", a widely read magazine for both professional
archaeologists and scholars as well as the general public. This magazine, published six times a year,
is readily available on news stands and in book stores. AIA is the oldest and largest archaeological
society in North America with nearly 250,000 members and subscribers and 100 local societies in
the US, Canada and overseas. These local societies provide free lectures open to the public along
with other archaeological activities. Harrison Ford ("Indiana Jones") is a General Trustee AIA,
along with a number of distinguished individuals serving on the Governing Board.

Check out their website. You will be glad you did.
Archaeological Institute of America Home
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No dig sites for Egypt are listed here because, except for students, as described
below, untrained volunteers are not permitted work on archaeological digs
there.
In order to do any archaeological work in Egypt you must be a professional
member of a an expedition approved to work in Egypt. Aside from the expedition's
criteria for professional members, which generally involves an advanced degree in
archaeology, anthropology or related subjects, each member of an expedition in
Egypt must be individually approved by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. All
actual digging and clearing of sites in Egypt, normally done by volunteers elsewhere,
is done only by specially trained Egyptian workers.  Non professional volunteers are
not allowed to work in Egypt except as students in a university field school licensed
by the Ministry o fAntiquities or perhaps as a graduate student majoring in
archaeology or anthropology enrolled in a university conducting an Egyptian
expedition. I don't keep track of these activities because opportunities are rare and
almost exclusively limited to students in the universities involved.  
ArchNet
This site, hosted and maintained by the Archaeological Research Institute at Arizona State University, contains one of the most comprehensive lists of archaeological
activity world wide on the Internet. It lists dig information for both volunteer digs as well as those which use students and/or volunteers only under limited
circumstances, if at all. It also lists some of the universities with undergraduate as well as graduate courses which include archaeological studies, as well as other
institutions such as museums with archaeological activities which may or may not involve opportunities for volunteers. If you will pardon the pun, it will take a little
digging to get the most out of the lists on this site however it will be well worth your time to check for dig opportunities and to increase your knowledge of what is
going on in the world of archaeology.
About.com Archaeological Dig Lists     
About.com is a very useful site for finding information on almost any subject. The link here is for archaeological digs world-wide. Some of the digs listed accept
untrained volunteers, some are restricted to students from a specific university or institution and some are for professionals only. Just browsing the lists as you
look for those that accept untrained volunteers can be fascinating. This site also has some good advice for first time volunteers.  
VOLUNTEER ARCHAEOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES & CANADA
There are too many volunteer archaeological opportunities in the US and Canada to list here and there is no comprehensive list of sites. We have listed below
a sampling of examples.  
Also check the "North American" listings on the PAST HORIZONS website. If you have a specific area of interest that is not listed
here, please let us know and we will research to see what is available.

                                                                                                              
CANADA
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY CLUNY FORTIFIED VILLAGE
This exceptionally well managed site has completed its registration for this summer. Information about registration for 2015 will be posted here
as soon as it is announced. Check it out for your possible registration next year
. Minimum age of participation is 12 years old. Participants under the
age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
                                                                                                          
UNITED STATES
NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE
US National Forest Service (USNFS) has an extensive list of volunteer archaeological and other projects in many of the sates across the US, Their program is
called "Passport in Time".  Projects, including volunteer archaeological digs, are now listed for 2014. Check every few weeks to see new postings.

MONTPELIER
PRESIDENT JAMES MADISON'S HOME IN VIRGINIA

MILLS MANSION
Mount Morris, New York

CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER.
Colorado

ALLENDALE-TOPPER PALEOAMERICAN EXPEDITION
South Carolina. Most of the low dig fee is tax deductible for US citizens.

ARIZONA MUSEUM

SOUTHEAST ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER (SEAC).
Volunteer archaeological opportunities in the southeastern US
Contact Jessica McNeil, Volunteer Coordinator

CAHOKIA MOUNDS, ILLINOIS

ANN ARUNDLE COUNTY, MARYLAND
Check with the Volunteer Coordinator

AMERICA'S NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES VOLUNTEER PORTAL
This is a website that contains volunteer opportunities in archaeology, conservation and other areas in most US Federal Agencies. New postings are made
throughout the year. Check the months you are interested in every few weeks to get updates on what is available.

Q RANCH ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROGRAM, ARIZONA

ROCK ART RANCH FIELD SCHOOL, ARIZONA

BERRY SITE FIELD SCHOOL, NORTH CAROLINA

STRAWBERRY BANKE MUSEUM FIELD SCHOOL, NEW HAMPSHIRE

RACE & LABOR AT PLURAL FARM, NEW YORK

MOUNT VERNON HISTORIC PRESERVATION FIELD SCHOOL, VIRGINIA

UNEARTHING A SLAVE COMMUNITY, VIRGINIA

NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL, MICHIGAN

THESE TWO SITES PROVIDE LINKS WITH EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT ARCHAEOLOGY IN AMERICAN HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELDS
US National Park Service Civil War Archaeology  
National Park Service Revolutionary War Archaeology
                                                                       
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROJECTS OTHER THAN ARCHAEOLOGY
From time to time we have received requests for information on international volunteer opportunities in fields other than archaeology. In response to this we have
added this section in where we have lists of sites with information about volunteer opportunities to help meet the vital needs of people, communities or cultures
all over the world or to join projects working to protect and/or improve the environmental and biological health of our planet. These opportunities have needs
for volunteers with skills in a wide variety of fields as well as those just willing to work in any way they can to help. Check these sites out. We often find sites
like these as we search for volunteer dig sites so we will be adding additional lists of opportunities from time to time. If you don't find what you are looking for
please let us know. We may be able to help you.  

As with the volunteer dig lists above, we do not provide or imply any guarantees about the organizations involved or the accuracy of the content on the sites
listed on these links.                                                              

VOLUNTEER ACTION FOR PEACE

TRANSITIONS ABROAD

WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE - UNESCO

PROJECTS ABROAD

GLOBAL VISION INTERNATIONAL

VOLUNTEER WORK LATIN AMERICA

EARTHWATCH

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DIG LISTS FOR ADULTS, MOSTLY WITH MINIMUM AGE OF 17 OR 18
Past Horizons Volunteer Opportunities
This site has the best, most extensive list of volunteer dig opportunities  world wide. In addition, for those who want to consider all kinds of volunteer opportunities beyond
archaeological digs, this site is an excellent place to browse.  This site also has a great on-line archaeological magazine. I recommend that you check this site out. You will
be glad you did. This is a very special site for the latest archaeological information and for finding the volunteer dig that is right for you.
Volunteer Action for Peace
When you get to this site, choose "Archaeology" as "type of work". You will find volunteer
opportunities that are a combination of archaeological dig, reconstruction and site preservation.
The living and dig conditions are a bit more adventuresome than most other digs but this site
has two important advantages: the digs take place in some locations that are not available on
other dig lists and the dig fees are much, much lower.
CBA Regional Groups
The CBA works across the UK together with a network of autonomous Groups covering Wales/Cymru, Scotland and the English Regions. These Groups provide a
counterpart to the CBA’s fields of activity, namely education, research, conservation, information dissemination, and the provision of services for those interested in
the archaeology of Great Britain. Groups also have their own agenda, traditions, and special concerns. As part of this they frequently conduct local digs and
conservation activities and many of these activities welcome volunteers. Dig information, contacts and an updated list of activities can be found on this link.
VOLUNTEERS WORKING ON A SITE IN ROMANIA
WORLDWIDE  INFORMATION ABOUT ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS, EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
AND MUCH MORE
      DIG INFORMATION INDEX

INTRODUCTORY DIG OPPORTUNITIES, ONE DAY AT A TIME

DIG LISTS FOR ADULTS, MOSTLY WITH MINIMUM AGE OF 17 OR 18

DIGS WITH MODERATE, LOW OR NO DIG FEES

DIGS FOR FAMILIES & FOR TEENS AND KIDS, 16 AND YOUNGER

INFORMATION ABOUT ARCHAEOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES, EDUCATION
OPPORTUNITIES, AND MUCH MORE

WANT TO BE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST. HERE'S SOME INFO ABOUT WHAT YOU NEED
TO DO.

PALEONTOLOGY DIGS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROJECTS OTHER THAN ARCHAEOLOGY
                                INTRODUCTORY DIG OPPORTUNITIES, ONE DAY AT A TIME

The majority of volunteer digs require a commitment of one or two weeks of participation. For those who are not ready for this, we have listed digs in this section
in which you can dig one day or as many days as you want, when you want, one day at a time. These digs can be good for families with young children. Often digs
can be more involved in locating walls and defining features than in finding artifacts other than pieces of broken pottery or animal bones ancient residents threw out
the window during dinner.
THE VILLA SAN RAFFAELO, LE MARCHE, ITALY.
This self catering villa provides transportation for guests to a local excavation where professional archaeologists welcome
volunteers for a day of excavation participation. The excavation is on the Roman town of  Urbs Salvia  which includes a
well preserved amphitheatre, an enclosed frescoed gallery, temple, aqueduct, theatre, and massive cistern. Minimum
volunteer age is 16.

The villa itself has apartments fully equipped for self catering with free organic produce and the great availability of
locally sourced food. The nearby, hilltop, medieval town of  Sarnano has some great shops, bars and ristorantes,
and it's always lively with fiestas and live music throughout the Spring and Summer months.

The Le Marche region is bordered by Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo and Emilia Romagna and shares many of their best
geographical features.
DIG FOR A DAY, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL WITH ARCHAEOLOGICAL SEMINARS INSTITUTE, LTD.
Currently the digging is at Tel Maresha, in the area of Beit Guvrin, ancestral home of King Herod. Underground labyrinths of man-made rooms are being systematically
cleaned and give evidence of underground industrial complexes dating from the Hellenistic period. So far remains of olive oil production, weaving installations, water
cisterns and baths have been found. Volunteer activity includes digging, sifting, pottery examination and touring the National Park of Beit Guvrin with a crawl through
unexcavated cave systems. The Dig for a Day program runs three hours. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
Relaxing in the Villa San Marche pool after a day
of digging.
A DAY AS AN ARCHAEOLOGIST, KIERIKKI, FINLAND
The archaeologist for a day program begins with a guided visit to the archaeological exhibition at the Kierikki Stone Age Centre main building which includes a short film
about the research history of the area. This is followed by a hands-on 5 hour archaeological excavation on a Stone Age settlement site situated just outside the main
building under the guidance of a professional archaeologist. A hotel and restaurant are on site. Additional programs include archery, hiking trails, reindeer sledge rides,
guided archaeological and nature hikes, and other activities for all ages.
Picture copyrigy 2007-09 Villa San Raffaello
DIG FOR A DAY IN THE UK

This is a sampling of dig-for a day opportunities in the UK. More are available. Let us know if you have any questions about other locations

The Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society (BACAS), near Frome, Somerset, UK.,
Choose "Excavation" on this  website
Minimum age, 16, 5 day excavation training course, and dig for a one-day "taster" course.

The Roman Road from Winchester to London
This is the booking page with information about participation options. In the lower part of this page is information about week end and one day digs. There are also
links to more detailed information about the dig in this page. Minimum unaccompanied age is 16, but younger children with an adult are welcome

Blackfriary Archaeolgy Excavations, County Meath,:Ireland
Join us for a day - or stay all summer. Aduts, children and teens12-17 welcome with adult. Kids 6-11 are welcome at our Dig it Kids archaeology camp.

Excavation in the Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK
Minimum unaccompanied age, 16, younger welcome with adult. One day or extended period

Lost City of Trellech, Wales, UK
Still showing 2011 information. Check back in late March.
TEMPLE MOUNT SIFTING PROJECT, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Adults and children can participate in two hour intervals. Join in uncovering the glorious past of the Temple Mount. Sift through rubble that originated in ancient buildings
from the Temple Period and learn about the findings from archaeologists and expert guides at the site.
City of David, Jerusalem
This is an excellent site with music and video about the many aspects of Jerusalem, including a section about current and past archaeology.
Shovelbums has an extensive, up-to-date list of volunteer dig field school opportunities. Field schools usually require a five week or more commitment. This website
also has information about professional archaeologist job opportunities and a "store" that sells dig equipment, as well as a lot of information on a range of
archaeological subjects.
INFORMATION ABOUT DIGGING IN EGYPT
PALEONTOLOGY DIGS

Paleontology  is a different scientific field than archaeology. Archaeology is the study of the development of  human cultures through the analysis of artifacts such as
pottery, tools,  weapons, the remains of homes, cities, campsites, food, and human  remains and burial practices. Paleontology is the study of the evolution of
plants and animals largely through fossils. Since I have no experience or training in paleontology I do not keep track of volunteer paleontology dig opportunities.  
However, because I get questions about  paleontology digs from time to time I have looked a bit at what is out there, and I have come across some links, which I
have placed below. I hope these links will be helpful in getting you  started  in your search for a good paleontology dig. As an observation,  I have noticed one
very significant difference between archaeological and paleontological digs. What you find on an archaeological dig belongs to the state or federal government of
the country where the dig takes place. Severe criminal penalties can result if you attempt to keep archaeological objects found on a dig. All archaeological digs
must also be licenced or permitted by the appropriate government agency and are often inspected while they are taking place. On paleontology digs volunteers
are sometimes permitted to keep what they find and there are a number of places where anyone can go at any time and dig by themselves. Be sure you know the
applicable laws or rules before you assume you can dig and keep fossils. Paleontology digs are also more likely to be open to children and teens than
archaeological digs.
                 Paleontological Digs in the US and Canada

Volunteer Dinosaur Field Expeditions
Excellent, up-to-date list of volunteer digs in the US and Canada  

Tyrrell Museum
Check “Programs and Tours”,  “vacation Packages” and “Field Season”  on this site

                             
Paleontology digs in the UK

UK Fossils Network
Check "The most popular fossil locations" list in the lower right hand area of this page.

Family Fossil Walks
Walks at Charmouth on Dorset's Jurassic Coast

                          
Paleontological Digs world wide
Volunteering Abroad
http://www.volunteerglobal.com/blog/volunteering-abroad-archaeology-and-paleontology

                        
General Paleontology  Information
Ehow
This site may have some general  information that would be helpful to families in preparing for a
paleontological dig.
WANT TO BE AN ARCHAEOLOGIST? HERE'S SOME INFORMATION FOR YOU.
Ms Sarah Bloomdale passed on a suggestion from students in the Science Discovery Club at her school in Tennessee that it would be helpful to students thinking
about a career in archaeology to have some information about this profession on my website. Although I personally don't feel qualified to give career advice I
agree that their suggestion is an excellent one. On that basis I have listed  links below to well qualified sources that have information about what would be
involved it preparing for an archaeological career.

Texas A & M University

Encyclopedia Britannica

World-wide Guide to Archaeology Studies