An archaeologist closely examines an artefact during one of our Archaeology opportunities abroad in Peru.

Archaeology Opportunities Abroad

Work on archaeological sites alongside experienced professionals

Take part in documenting history as a volunteer on an Archaeology Project with Projects Abroad.


Understanding the past teaches us about our present and our future. With a Projects Abroad Archaeological volunteering project you’ll really get your hands dirty and unearth the clues that teach us about human behaviour in the past and what it means to us now.


If you’re thinking about a future in this field of work, hands-on experience is key. You’ll connect with professionals and get the skills and experiences you need to really understand what archaeology in the field means. You will build your confidence and understanding, and your experiences will give your resume the edge it needs to stand out.

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Archaeology volunteering for teenagers in Peru also includes weekend trips to places like Machu Picchu.
Archaeology Volunteering in Peru for Teenagers

From $3395

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Learn from archaeologists and work with a group to uncover ancient civilisations and history in Peru

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Volunteers on the Archaeology in Romania for Teenagers project analyse their findings.
Archaeology Volunteering in Romania for Teenagers

From $3945

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Join a group of teenagers your age and help archaeologists uncover ancient civilisations in Eastern Europe

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A picture of a group of volunteers from Projects Abroad out on a dig during their archaeology volunteering in Peru.
Incan and Wari Archaeology Volunteering in Peru

From $3190

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Work with experienced archaeologists on ancient Incan and Wari excavation sites in Peru

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An excavation site in which Projects Abroad volunteers carry out archaeology volunteering work in Romania.
Volunteer Archaeology in Romania

From $3295

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Work with experienced archaeologists to preserve cultural sites and uncover ancient history throughout Romania

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week

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Is Archaeology volunteering right for me?

If you want to develop the skills archaeologists rely on to unearth and protect stories of the past, this volunteer project is right for you.


You’ll be working next to expert archaeologists, historians, and curators. These experts will support you through your work, and our Projects Abroad staff will be there to help when needed.


We welcome volunteers with all degrees of experience. If you’ve worked on archaeological projects before, we can place you in a role where your professional skills will be really valued. Projects Abroad offers volunteer opportunities at archaeological digs for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re in full-time education, preparing for a college course, or working on a postgraduate qualification. We also have placements for people who simply want to find out more about this fascinating field.


Some of the activities you can take part in include:

  • Restoration
  • Excavation
  • writing reports
  • drawing maps
  • keeping field documents


Our projects are set run in some of the most important historical sites in the world. Your work will help protect these for future generations.


If you’re interested in field work that protects vulnerable parts of our planet, but feel Archaeology isn’t right for you, you can choose one of our Conservation & Environment Projects. Read our full list of projects for volunteering abroad.

Volunteers take notes during a dig on one of our Archaeology opportunities abroad.

What are the benefits of an Archaeology Project?

You can take part in one of our Archaeology volunteer opportunities to get the skills you need to fulfill your ambitions, and give back to a community that needs help.


Here are just some of the benefits that our previous volunteers talk about:


  • Skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management
  • Support and contact with professional archaeologists.
  • Experience in hands-on archaeology and field work.
  • Developing a global mindset, from working and empathizing with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Confidence from challenging yourself outside of your comfort zone


These benefits will give your resume the edge it needs in future applications, and will add to your personal development.

Why does this project matter?

Geology, history, art and engineering all come together to help us understand the past better. You’ll help us uncover ancient civilizations as you map and document your findings. Generations of future archaeologists and historians may rely on your contribution to the project.

What sets Projects Abroad’s Archaeology Projects apart?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. Our internships are ethical and well supported. Here are some factors that set us apart:


Real work with trained professionals


You’ll work alongside trained professionals. You can observe them in their everyday work, ask questions and hear more about their experiences. You’ll pick up important practical skills, and also gain insight into the discourse around archaeology.


Hands-on experience and practical skills


Our volunteers carry out their own tasks that are important for the overall project. Your contribution will be valuable and worthwhile.

Projects Abroad staff guide volunteers during our Archaeology volunteer opportunities.

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