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The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology has at least one fossil collecting session per year that uses volunteer assistance.

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

volunteers at dig site

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


Spring 2020 Digging Information

NOTICE: As of 3/19/2020, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, volunteers are no longer allowed at the Montbrook fossil dig. For now, please do not send in new applications. All reservations for the months of March and April have been cancelled. We plan to conduct a dig in the Fall if conditions allow it.

There is no cost to volunteer. 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.