Mount St. Helens Institute volunteers have helped visitors from all over the world explore and learn about Mount St. Helens for over 20 years. They build the connection between person and place by engaging and teaching people of all ages and help everyone enjoy and appreciate this spectacular volcanic landscape. Have fun, explore the outdoors, share nature with others, and become a volunteer.
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Become a certified Volcano Naturalist & learn all about Mount St. Helens during a 12 week course
Visit us and come volunteer at one of the world’s most famous volcanoes for a minimum of 2 months!
Spend your summer on Mount St. Helens caring for recreation areas and greeting visitors
Work on special projects and answer phone calls from interested hikers and climbers in our office
Volunteer your professional experience and support MSHI
Interested in any of the following opportunities in 2018? Please complete an application now, and our volunteer department will contact you when we begin the recruitment process for these programs in winter of 2018.
Assist climbers and hikers on popular trails, including the climbing route
Help maintain trails and structures on Mount St. Helens
Support our community events both on and off the mountain
Engage students in hands-on science activities on the mountain and in the classroom
Share your passion for the outdoors with others at visitor centers on the mountain