Additional Volunteer Roles

Additional Volunteer Roles:


International Volunteer

Each year, at least one international volunteer joins the interpretive team at Johnston Ridge Observatory. We’re looking for recent college graduates with an interest in geology and volcanic landscapes, who want to get experience as a ranger at one of the most visited places on Mount St. Helens. International volunteers are paid a stipend and are provided housing in shared staff quarters on Mount St. Helens.

Required Qualifications:
•    Excellent customer service skills & a willingness to be flexible, and help out where needed.
•    Bachelor’s degree in geology, ecology, or another science focused and related field.
•    At least 18 years old.

View the full international volunteer position description here.

If you would like to apply to be an international volunteer, please email

Pro-Bono or Skills-Based Volunteers

Do you have professional experience or skills you would like to donate to the Mount St. Helens Institute? Professionals in the fields of web design, marketing, development, law, human resources, and teaching are always needed. Pro-bono volunteers often work as a member of an advisory committee or on a short-term project. 

If you work in one of these fields, or in another area that you believe could benefit the Mount St. Helens Institute, please email