Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Fairfield Foundation. We love to work with volunteers interested in any aspect of archaeology, architecture, history, and historic preservation. We offer many opportunities for you to help, with no prior experience necessary. In addition, we welcome anybody interested in fundraising, membership drives, and general administrative tasks.
The easiest first step to get involved as a volunteer is to attend one of our Lab Nights, held every Tuesday night from 6-9 p.m. Lab night offers an excellent introduction to some basic archaeological methods, and volunteers can participate in a variety of these activities including washing, sorting, and identifying artifacts, labeling and mending artifacts, or helping with other small projects. All are welcome! During the winter and early spring, these lab nights are held at the Rosewell Visitor Center, and when the weather is warmer in the summer, lab nights move to the CAPE at the corner of Main Street and Route 14 in Gloucester Courthouse.
To stay informed about other volunteer opportunities, including dig days at a variety of sites across the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas, check out our Events Calendar, and become a fan of the Fairfield Foundation on Facebook!
Not only do we appreciate your hard work and camaraderie, your volunteer time can often be used as an “in-kind” match to many of the grants we receive from charitable organizations. Volunteers who donate 25 hours or more in a single year earn a one year basic membership. Please email Fairfield@fairfieldfoundation.org to get started.