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Rock Art Center seeks volunteers

November 23, 2011

How would you like to spend a few hours a week in a beautiful corner of Phoenix, surrounded by nature, Native American rock art, and an energetic group of individuals? What if you could enjoy all this and serve your community at the same time?

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center, an archaeology museum located in northwest Phoenix, invites the public to a New Volunteer Orientation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Jan. 14. Learn about Phoenix’s most spectacular rock art site and explore many opportunities to meet new people, share your talents and engage your community in the preservation of the past.

Volunteers are integral to the Deer Valley Rock Art Center’s mission of rock-art education, preservation and research. Volunteers participate in all facets of the center’s operations, from working directly with visitors on tours and for special programs, to assisting with behind-the-scenes projects in collections, research, public relations, membership and other areas. 

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a quarter-mile trail to view more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. The museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and is a destination for families to learn about archaeology in their own backyard.

The center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country – the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at ASU.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday. More information is available at or by calling 623-582-8007