The Office of State Archaeology Research Center (OSARC) volunteer program is a competitive opportunity for students and those interested in furthering their career in the field of archaeology. The program allows volunteers to experience the methodologies of an archaeological laboratory, and often involves (but does not always include) cleaning and analysis of artifacts, lifting boxes (approximately 20 lbs), minimal fieldwork, data entry, scanning, and digital and paper file organization. Spaces are limited and filled on a first-come-first-serve basis throughout the year. Currently, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and an up-to-date tetanus booster is recommended. Volunteer terms last six months and no prior archaeological experience is necessary. We encourage volunteers to dedicate a minimum of four hours a week. 

Given the continued threat of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative test from the past 7 days will be required to volunteer onsite at OSARC. Fully Vaccinated means it has been at least two weeks after the person has received the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) or that it has been two weeks after the person has received a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). Participants in the Novavax trial who are two weeks after having received both doses in the series will also count as Fully Vaccinated.

We are now accepting applications for volunteers to start in January 2022. Fill out the form below to apply. Please review the OSA Volunteer Program Guidelines and Agreement before submitting an application. For questions or more information contact Lab Supervisor Emily McDowell.

Volunteer Application