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.

Excavation & archaeological collections management
Bolgar Museum Complex / Republic of Tatarstan
RUSSIA

Volunteering Project 2020
Excavation of a Roman settlement & Restoration of Roman mosaics
Dresnik Archaeological Park Klina / Peja District
KOSOVO

Training Course 2020
Mapping & conservation of an early Christian basilica
Palmatis Fortress / Dobrich Region
BULGARIA

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

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

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

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

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

Past Volunteering Project
Archaeological excavations of a settlement from Bronze period
Loyev / Gomel Region
BELARUS

Past Volunteering Project