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.)

Spring 2024 Digging Information

We appreciate your interest in volunteering with us! 

Volunteer Application

The Spring 2024 digging schedule runs from January through March. We receive so much interest in volunteering from the community that we are not always able to accommodate everyone who submits an application. Applicants will be given priority for scheduling in order of applications received, but please feel free to submit your application to the pool. The filled-out volunteer application can be submitted to