Contact Us:

East Carolina Conservation Laboratory
Department of History
279 Flanagan Building, East Fifth Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27858
Phone: 252-328-4407 Fax: 252-328-6754
Email: Susanne Grieve,
Director of Conservation

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ECCL Volunteer Opportunities

Many different volunteer opportunities are available with the East Carolina Conservation Laboratory and the Department of Anthropology at ECU. ECCL and the Department of Anthropology welcome volunteers from all backgrounds although previous experience in a laboratory setting is helpful. Volunteer opportunities include duties such as artifact handling, artifact documentation, artifact organization as well as database management.

If you are interested in volunteering with ECCL and the Department of Anthropology, please complete and submit a Volunteer Application form.


Registering for Volunteer Hours

In addition to contacting us, student volunteers also need to register with the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center before they are able to begin working at ECCL. More information on registration with the VSLC in available here. To register, complete the following steps:


1. Register on OrgSync for ECU VSLC website.


2. Click on the "Sign in with Campus ID" link in the top right corner.

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3. Using your PirateID and password, sign in to the OrgSync site.

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4. If you are a first time user, you may have to complete a few forms online. Please read over the information and follow the directions.

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5. The "home page" of OrgSync will display various features. To find the conservation lab, please click on "Service Opportunities".

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6. The conservation lab is listed under "Cultural Heritage Conservation and Museum Artifact Preservation". It may show up as an ongoing opportunity or you can search for it in the search bar.

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7. Once you click on the conservation lab opportunity, you can click the green button to "Sign Up Now".

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7. To register your hours, follow the directions on the front page of OrgSync. The ECCL portal is

Lab Safety Training

At ECU it is mandatory for any person working within a chemical laboratory setting to complete the laboratory safety quiz. This quiz prepares a volunteer for working safely within a lab environment by informing them of possible dangers in the lab and precautions that can be taken to avoid those dangers. If you have been instructed to complete the lab safety quiz, please go to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website here. You will need to view the powerpoint and complete the quiz by clicking on the link at the end (the Powerpoint must be in presentation mode or you can copy and paste the link). You will need the following information to complete the quiz: 

Department Name: Anthropology

Supervisor/Lab Instructor: Susanne Grieve Rawson

Laboratory Number: Flanagan 279

Location and revision date of the ECU Chemical Hygiene Plan: Window sill by the emergency shower, September 2014

Names, revision dates, and location of lab safety plan: Varies according to chemical, January 2013, Sharepoint

Location and revision date of the chemical inventory: Window sill by the emergency shower/Sharepoint, September 2014

Location of the MSDS/SDS: Window sill by the emergency shower

You will then complete lab specific training with the Lab Supervisor.