In the field of archaeology the engagement of volunteers has a long tradition. Most of the bigger archaeological excavations would not be possible without the support of volunteers as well as without the systematic control of fields after ploughing by volunteers in order to detect findings some important archaeological sites would not have been discovered. In some European countries archaeology is even the sector with the biggest number of heritage linked volunteers at all.

Despite that importance of archaeology for heritage volunteering European Heritage Volunteers – originally coming from handicraft-based heritage restoration – has developed volunteering projects in archaeology only since several years, starting with European Heritage Volunteers Partner Projects outside Germany. In 2017, European Heritage Volunteers organised a first archaeological project in Germany, linked to technical heritage.

Archaeological excavations of the remains of a wooden fortress
Ivanic-Grad / Zagreb County

Volunteering Project Autumn 2024
Conservation of Roman mosaics from 3rd and 4th centuries
Former Roman Villa in Valandovo / Southeastern Region

Training Course Autumn 2024
Excavation & archaeological collections management
Bolgar Museum Complex / Republic of Tatarstan

Volunteering Project 2021
Conservation of Roman mosaics
Archaeological Park of Ulpiana / Gračanica Municipality / Prishtina District

Past Training Course
Conservation & Consolidation of Roman mosaics
Archaeological Park of Ulpiana - Gračanica Municipality / Prishtina District

Past Training Course
Excavation of a Roman settlement & Restoration of Roman mosaics
Dresnik Archaeological Park Klina / Peja District

Past Training Course
Mapping & conservation of an early Christian basilica
Palmatis Fortress / Dobrich Region

Past Training Course
Excavation & anastylosis of an Antique necropolis
Amantia Archaeological Park / Vlora Region

Past Volunteering Project
Excavation of fountains from the 18th century
El Paodor del Pontet, Altea / Alicante Region

Past Volunteering Project
Mediation of Archaelogical Heritage at an Open Air Museum
Stone Age Park Albersdorf / Schleswig-Holstein

Past Volunteering Project
Documentation of decorative stone elements from Byzantine period
Caricin Grad – Iustiniana Prima Archaeological Site / Jablanica District

Past Volunteering Project
Archaeological research at a fortress with a multilayered history
Prizren Castle / Prizren District

Past Volunteering Project
European Heritage Volunteers