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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Share your passion for the outdoors with others at visitor centers on the mountain
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!
Interested in any of the following opportunities? Please complete an application now, and our volunteer department will contact you when we begin the recruitment process for 2017.
Assist climbers and hikers on popular trails, including the climbing route
Help maintain trails and eradicate invasive plants 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
Spend your summer on Mount St. Helens caring for recreation areas and greeting visitors