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 USING 3D TECHNOLOGY
Two one-week sessions 
Gloucester, VA USA – June 10-16 & Aug. 12-18, 2018
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


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Hands-on volunteer historic building conservation project ArmeniaSAVE GYUMRI’S ENDANGERED ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve, Gyumri, Armenia  May 20-June 1, 2018
Learn building conservation & project planning skills as you help preserve the fabulous historic architecture that holds the key to Gyumri’s economic growth. Read more>>>
Join AiP as a Heritage Preservation Volunteer

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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 Soon!

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Hands-on Conservation Work at Edwardian Glasshouse Scotland Volunteer ProjectBRING BEAUTY & UTILITY BACK TO BURGIE GREENHOUSE 
Burgie Estate, Moray, Scotland – Returning in 2019
With conservation of the central greenhouse almost complete, it’s time to save the historic east wing, suffering from serious structural decay.

Sponsors & Funding Needed for 2019

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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>>>

FULL – Registration Closed. Look for dates in 2019!

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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 Shreveport, Louisiana, and soon in Wales. They’ll need jammers too!