Many opportunities exist for students to become involved as volunteers on a range of archaeological projects. Some of these projects are research-based and conducted by members of the Department of Archaeology, others are outside projects conducted by professional consultant archaeologists or heritage authorities. To become involved as a volunteer join the Flinders Archaeological Society, or the Society for Underwater Historical Research, subscribe to the FUAD list, or keep checking this web page.
Sometimes opportunities for volunteer archaeological fieldwork are available with other organisations and the Aurora Project offers a twice yearly round of Indigenous archaeology and heritage fieldwork and research training opportunities across Australia. For wider heritage volunteering opportunities, you will have to look more broadly. Download our helpful suggestions here: (PDF 64KB)
Volunteer experience in archaeology and heritage can be credited towards your undergraduate degree through the topic ARCH3313: Archaeology in the Field, so purchase a log book from the Undergraduate or Postgraduate services offices and start recording the volunteer work you undertake today.
A number of external links to fieldwork opportunities overseas are also available.
Current volunteer opportunities
Tasks: As part of the Archaeological Field Methods field school we collected over 1000 artefacts from the site of the old Seven Stars Hotel in Mallala. These artefacts need to be cleaned, catalogued and labelled.
Location: Archaeology Research Lab (SSS149).
Date and times: Tuesdays during term time (S1, 2014)
Contact: Heather Burke