The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology has at least one and more often two fossil collecting sessions per year that use volunteers.

This will generally be during the drier and cooler times of the year, either spring or fall or both. Age limits and physical requirements will vary depending on the conditions at the particular fossil site we are working.

Follow the Montbrook Fossil Dig Blog to join in on the fun! (Photo galleries, videos, updates, featured fossils, etc.)


Fall 2022 Digging Information

The fall dig this year will will most likely again be at the Montbrook Site south of the town of Williston in Levy County. Digging dates and schedule will not be made until September. Check back at this page for up-dates starting around October 1. Those who volunteered with us at either the December 2021 dig at Thomas Farm or the Spring 2022 dig at Montbrook will be contacted by e-mail when we are ready to accept reservations for the fall dig.

There is no cost to volunteer for our fossil digs. However, if you wish to contribute money to help us maintain our annual volunteer fossil digs and to process and store the collected fossils, you can use this secure link to donate online. Donations through the UF Foundation are tax deductible.