The labs also provide volunteer opportunities to Active Duty Service members.
Archaeological collections that were excavated using public funds during construction of the country's many reservoirs and associated water control systems are required to be stored in a manner that ensures their long-term preservation and facilitates access by the public for scientific research and education.
Many of these collections need rehabilitation (cleaning and repackaging) to meet federal standards. Veterans are employed as laboratory technicians to perform this work.
The VCP provides employment, vocational training, and technology skills to veterans seeking to improve their access to the mainstream job market.