Sistema de Voluntariado do DCT-FCT em Paleontologia
Queres entrar no mundo da paleontologia? Queres lidar com ossos de dinossauros e outros animais?

O Departamento de Ciências da Terra (DCT-FCT) tem à disposição o Sistema de Voluntariado em Paleontologia para a preparação laboratorial de fósseis. Aberto a estudantes e não estudantes (a partir do 11º ano de escolaridade).

Contacto: Prof. Octávio Mateus (omateus@fct.unl.pt - gabinete 4.39) ou Drª. Eduarda Ferreira (laboratório DCT, lab. 2.29) Departamento de Ciências da Terra (ed. IX) Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-526 Caparica www.dct.fct.unl.pt http://docentes.fct.unl.pt/omateus GPS coordinates: 38.66067, -9.20707 Google maps link: http://g.co/maps/e76yu 2018

Do you want to join our team?

We look for volunteers, students, and colleagues for cooperations and partnership willing to help to understand the dinosaurs and vertebrate paleontology.


We have offer a research volunteer program with lab and field work in paleontological studies:

Public target: anyone over the age of 16 can apply to be a volunteer.

Tasks: The tasks will be distributed a agreed according to the interests and skills of the volunteer and our work needs. Typically, volunteers join the laboratory at Museu da Lourinhã or Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and often join for dinosaur and other vertebrates paleontology work in Portugal. Main tasks include removing rock matrix with airscribe, reparing and glueing bone fragments, photography, database entry, etc.

Along the year:    Volunteer work is open mostly all year (with some field work and smaller excavations). Weekend fieldtrips or along the year we receive volunteers from all over Europe, for a few days, weeks or months of laboratory experience and some field work. The duration and style depends on each person. We try to provide lodging but this is seen case-by-case. We aim to creates great long-term scientific and friendship bonds between us and volunteers.  There is no limits of the duration of the stay: volunteers can stay just a couple of days to several months. 

Summer excavations:  The main field season and larger excavations are during the summer. The Summer excavations (between June and August) are field excavations concentrated in the summertime. Aimed for our team, professional colleagues, paleo students and previous volunteers. 

Duration: you can join for any duration of time longer than four days.

Location: according to the preferences and availability, there are two main options: Lourinhã (lab of Museu da Lourinhã and/or Dinoparque) or Caparica (lab of Dept. Earth Sciences NOVA).

The application system is very simple: email with attached CV, telling the preferred dates, duration, and tasks/topics (if applicable). Write us to omateus @fct.unl . pt. Further paperwork may be needed for the lab in the Museu da Lourinhã or Dinoparque.

All volunteer program is unpaid.