Volunteers help out in the FPAN Archaeology lab

FPAN Archaeology Lab Volunteer Program

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

FPAN Lab hours will resume on Monday, August 28th!

To volunteer in Summer 2017, consider volunteering in the UWF Luna Settlement Field Lab as space is available. To inquire about open volunteer spots, please contact Elayne Nixon via e-mail or at 850.474-2087.


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, near The Fish House restaurant.

Contact us at northwest@fpan.us or 850-595-0050, ext. 103 for more information. Volunteers are not required to commit to more than one day at a time and can stay for as little or as long as desired during open days.