Opportunity Details

Environment, Children & Youth Education
Animals, Families, Visitors & Travelers
Building/Construction,Cleaning,Gardening/Planting,Family Friendly

Age Minimum (with Adult): 7+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Leap Into Action: Museum Beautification and Habitat Restoration

Make your extra day this year count by joining us for a unique Day of Service project hosted by HandsOn San Diego for the San Diego Archaeological Center! History buffs will love experiencing the ins and outs of the museum while helping preserve San Diego's past, present, and future.

Volunteers will be split into groups, helping with: planting native plants, weeding, painting, building benches, restoring the Center's main sign, and more. Most volunteers will be at outdoor projects.

These projects will help restore native plants and wildlife that may have been lost due to fires in the area. It will also help continue the educational mission that the Archaeological center has in the community, support local schools that involve local archaeology and anthropology, and promote awareness of the San Pasqual Historic Battlefield.


Project Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Closed toe shoes, pants, clothes that can get dirty, a hat (optional)

  • Bring: Reusable water bottle, snacks, and sunscreen. A pizza lunch will be provided with options for vegetarians. Feel free to bring your own lunch if you have other dietary restrictions, we will have coolers available. 

  • Physical Requirements: For outdoor projects, volunteers must be able to bend over, able to lift up to 15 lbs, for outside projects able to withstand outdoor heat and standing for long period of time. Accomodations can be made for volunteers participating in indoor projects, just notify the Volunteer Leader. 


San Diego Archaeological Center

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a curation facility and museum located near the San Diego Safari Park where visitors can learn the story of how people have lived in San Diego County for the past 10,000 years. In addition to its role as a museum, the Center serves as an education and research facility and is the only local organization dedicated to the collection, study, curation and exhibition of San Diego County’s archaeological artifacts.

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