Meet a Volunteer

Francis Mill restoration volunteer

Jerry Donahoe
Jerry's adventure in preservation resulted in strong connections within his adopted community and beyond.
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Upcoming Adventures

Searching for an experience that combines exciting travel opportunities with learning new skills AND supporting a community initiative? Look no further! Our heritage preservation volunteer projects offer you a compelling combination of travel, education and adventure, topped with a healthy dose of cultural and architectural heritage conservation. Come, get your hands on history with Adventures in Preservation.

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Hands-on archaeology and preservation volunteer work at Fairfield PlantationLINKING ARCHAEOLOGY WITH PRESERVATION AT FAIRFIELD PLANTATION
Two one-week sessions each year
Gloucester, Virginia USA – August 13-19, 2017
Adventures in Preservation and the Fairfield Foundation again partner to reveal the lives of both slaves and owners at a 1694 plantation manor house. Read more>>>
Gain archaeology field experience by joining AiP as a Heritage Preservation Volunteer

 

In June & August 2018 jammers will learn skills to create a 3-D scale model of Fairfield’s manor house and archaeological site!

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REGLAZE AN EDWARDIAN GLASSHOUSE
Burgie Estate, Moray, Scotland – September 24 – October 7, 2017
This is an urgent call to join us at the Burgie greenhouse to finish glazing before the winter rains set in. We know the notice is short, but we hope the call of Scotland will bring you in September! Read more>>>Travel with AiP as a Heritage Preservation Volunteer

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Hands-on volunteer historic building conservation project ArmeniaPRESERVE GYUMRI’S WOODEN BALCONIES
Monthly 1-week sessions
Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve, Gyumri, Armenia
Learn building conservation skills as you help preserve Gyumri’s iconic wooden balconies, a striking feature of the fabulous historic architecture that holds the key to economic growth. Read more>>>
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Hands-on volunter preservation project at the Cracker House, St Joseph MissouriSAVE THE CRUMBLING CRACKER HOUSE
St. Joseph, Missouri USA – Dates TBD
Conservation work continues on this Italianate gem once home to Frank Sommer, inventor of the saltine cracker, a necessity for settlers who traveled west from St. Joe in covered wagons.
2018 Details Coming in September!

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Hands-on Conservation Work at Edwardian Glasshouse Scotland Volunteer ProjectBRING BEAUTY & UTILITY BACK TO BURGIE GREENHOUSE 
Burgie Estate, Moray, Scotland – August 26 – September 8, 2018
With conservation of the central greenhouse almost complete, it’s time to save the historic east wing, suffering from serious structural decay.                      2018 Details Coming in September!

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dunansaip2018DUNANS BRIDGE AND CASTLE CONSERVATION
Cowal Peninsula, Scotland – September 9-22, 2018
Immerse yourself in Scotland’s history as you learn traditional building skills to help save an A-listed bridge and bring new life to the ruins of a dramatic mock castle. Read more>>>
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More Upcoming Projects

Adventures in Preservation has more building conservation training opportunities in the works. Check our Developing Projects page to learn about heritage conservation projects under development in Accra, Ghana, Shreveport, Louisiana, and soon in Wales. They’ll need jammers too!

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