Colorado Archaeological Society

Grand Junction

Volunteer Opportunities

CAS - GJ, as well as other non-profit organizations in the area, are always looking for volunteers.

Colorado Archaeological Society - Grand Junction

In CAS - Grand Junction, as in so many small non-profit organizations, we are always looking for board members and committee members.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

The Bureau of Land Management uses volunteers to perform site steward duties.

Colorado

The Grand Junction office offers a few of these opportunities. 

Utah

Both the Monticello and Vernal BLM offices have accepted and trained volunteers from our chapter. As personnel change from time to time in those offices, call the general phone number and ask who to speak with an archaeologist. 

  • How: For Monticello call 435-587-1513 or for  Vernal 435-781-4400.
There may be an opportunity for novices all the way to professionals to participate in an actual archaeological excavation in Nine Mile Canyon, Utah in the fall of 2017.
  • Watch for details in the coming weeks.

Raber Cabin Shingle Replacement Project

The Grand Valley Ranger District is looking for volunteers. 

Help replace shingles on one of our historic Raber Cabins located along the Lands End Road on the Grand Mesa. If you are interested in helping us replace cedar shingles on one of the cabins please fill out the form in the link below.


  • When: TDB (middle - end of September)
  • Where: The Grand Mesa
  • How: Raber Cabin Volunteer Form 
  • Send form by August 26, 2017
  • Send form to Catie Freels at cadaquila@fs.fed.us or 2777 Crossroads Blvd, Unit 1, Grand Junction, CO 81506
  • Contact Catie with any questions at the email above or (970) 263-5815

Fence Building at Dinosaur National Monument

Help build a protective fence around the Horizontal Petroglyph Panel at Dinosaur National Monument.

Although much of the project is done already they are asking for help to pound in metal stakes, string a wire and add reflectors for the sage grouse so they don't fly into the fence. 

This is a project with the added benefit of a rock art tour!
  • When: Saturday, September 30 @ 9:30 am 
  • Where: Meet at the Dinosaur National Monument Canyon Visitor Center 
  • How: For more details or to sign up or if you have questions see more on Meetup.com
  • What to bring: sturdy shoes, work gloves, water or hydration drink & lunch

Fund Raiser Film Fest

Described by one unchanging word... INSPIRING. 

Through the big screen, experience film-making that captures heart-stopping adventures, wild scenic places, unique cultures and heartwarming moments. These "best of" films come from Colorado's acclaimed Telluride Mountain Festival. Plus, jazz music with Lynn Sampson, auction, door prizes and guest speaker(s)!

  • When: Friday, September 29 - Doors open: 6:00 pm |  Show: 7:00 pm
  • Where: The Avalon Theater
  • How Much: ADV $12  |  Military/Students/Seniors (65+) $10  |  Day of $15  |  Children 10 & under FREE
  • How: For more details or to buy tickets click here.

ARARA Annual Conference

The American Rock Art Research Association needs your help. 

Volunteer your time to help out the ARARA Annual conference. For more information click here.

  • When: June 1-4, 2018
  • Where: Grand Junction, Colorado

Friends of Cedar Mesa

Visit with Respect Ambassador Program

We’ve recently launched a Visit with Respect Ambassador Program for volunteers interested in teaching others fun & friendly archaeological site etiquette on Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge. 

  • How: Learn more about the program and how you can be involved click here.

Graffiti Removal in Utah

We have openings for volunteers to assist with graffiti treatment . 

A three week contract has been awarded to treat graffiti vandalism in the Moab area, Sego Canyon, Birthing Rock and Moonflower Canyon. The treatments will involve reintegrating the damaged areas using best management practices for the type of graffiti damage. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn graffiti treatment practices from one of the best conservators in the country.

For those attending the URARA Symposium in Green River Oct. 5-9, this is an opportunity to spend a few extra days and learn from one of the best rock art conservators. 

  • When: October 2 - 22
  • Where: Moab, Utah
  • How: Contact Don Montoya - (435) 259-2149


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