Meet a Volunteer

Francis Mill restoration volunteer

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

 


 

 

Upcoming Adventures

2014 Adventures
orange line

Experiential heritage travel AlbaniaCITY OF STONE: SAVING WORLD HERITAGE TOWER HOUSES
Gjirokastra, Albania – April 24-May 9, 2014

Immerse yourself in Ottoman architecture as you help four families restore their historic tower houses. Restoration of these massive stone tower houses is vital to creating a sustainable economy built on heritage tourism. Read more>>>

 

experiential heritage travel ItalyFRESCO CONSERVATION IN THE UNDERGROUND CHURCHES OF PUGLIA WITH MESSORS
Altamura, Italy – June 13-30, 2013; July 4-21, 2014

Explore southern Italy and the storied underground churches of Fornello, Carpentino and Jesce as you work and learn with AiP’s fellow preservationists, Messors, on this long-standing project. Read more>>>

 

intergenerational travel in Slovenia Adventures in PreservationSLOVENIAN LIFEWAYS: EXPLORING CULTURE AND RESTORING VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
An intergenerational project – ages 10 and up welcome
Vitanje, Slovenia – August 10-23, 2014

Adventures in Preservation returns to Slovenia to explore, experience and preserve rural village life while helping restore the Beškovnikova Homestead. Families are warmly welcomed for one- and two- week cultural heritage explorations. Read more>>>

 

volunteer archaeology project VirginiaLINKING ARCHAEOLOGY WITH PRESERVATION AT FAIRFIELD PLANTATION
Two one-week sessions
Gloucester, Virginia USA  - August 17-23, 2014; August 24-30, 2014

Adventures in Preservation and the Fairfield Foundation partner once again on an adventure through the past, exploring and preserving the ruins of a 1694 manor house. Read more>>>

 

decorative painting conservation Eastern Europe SAVING THE SKENDULI HOUSE: DECORATIVE PAINT CONSERVATION
An intensive two-week conservation training opportunity
Gjirokastra, Albania – September 7-20, 2014

Help restore a piece of Albania’s best craftsmanship, allowing Gjirokastra’s history to speak through the splendidly detailed Skenduli house. Learn cutting edge skills while uncovering and documenting traditional decorative painting. Read more>>>

 

Hands-on conservation work in Italy - Adventures in PreservationCLUES TO THE CLOISTER: INVESTIGATING 15TH CENTURY ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Serravalle, Vittorio Veneto, Italy – September 28 – October 4, 2014; October 5-11, 2104

Join one of Italy’s top conservators in critical conservation preparation work in the cloister of the Monastery of S. Govanni Battista. Explore the art of wall paintings as well as the city of Venice. Read more>>>

 

More Projects Coming Soon

Adventures in Preservation has lots more volunteer vacation options coming up. Check our Developing Projects page to learn about heritage conservation projects under development in Accra, Ghana, and Shreveport, Louisiana. They’ll need jammers too!