Volunteers help out in the FPAN Archaeology lab

FPAN Archaeology Lab Volunteer Program

207 East Main Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 595-0050

The FPAN Lab is CLOSED until August 22.

To volunteer in Summer 2016, considering volunteering in the UWF Luna Settlement Field Lab on some Tuesdays and Thursday in June and July. For specific field lab dates and more information, check our Events Calendar.

FPAN Lab hours will resume on Monday, August 22nd!


FPAN is seeking enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to help rough sort artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Volunteers work inside our air-conditioned lab to rough sort artifacts recovered from local archaeological sites. Volunteers work with small screens, trays, brushes, magnets and other lab tools to clean and sort artifacts. Once artifacts have been cleaned, they are sorted into groups of like materials (i.e. brick, glass, shell, ceramics, stone, etc.) No experience is needed, but all volunteers are given a brief orientation by a professional archaeologist their first day.

The volunteer program is perfect for students who need volunteer hours for scholarships, individuals and groups interested in a unique way to experience local history and archaeology, as well as all of those who have dreamed of getting their hands dirty participating in real archaeological work. All ages are encouraged to participate; however, anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals, families and groups as large as 12 can be accommodated.

The lab is located inside the FPAN Coordinating Center at 207 E. Main St. in downtown Pensacola, next to The Fish House restaurant.

Contact us at northwest@fpan.us or 850-595-0050, Ext. 103 to sign up to volunteer on a specific day. Volunteers are not required to commit to more than one day at a time.