Volcano Ambassadors

Share your passion for the outdoors with others at visitor centers around the mountain


“I love learning new things about the mountain and sharing with visitors about how Mount St. Helens changes sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly.”

- Volcano Ambassador Jim Hill

The Mount St. Helens Institute’s Volcano Ambassadors are some of Mount St. Helens' greatest resources. We’re proud of and grateful for our volunteers who, since 2005, have logged thousands of hours with visitors from around the world. Stationed at visitor centers around the volcano, our Volcano Ambassadors greatly enhance visitors’ experiences at the volcano as they share this unique environment with them by recommending hikes & viewpoints, explaining the natural history of the mountain, discussing the best places to view wildlife, and more. Working on the front lines, a Volcano Ambassador is often the very first person a visitor encounters during their visit.

If you’d like to join this wonderful group of outdoors-oriented folks, consider becoming a Volcano Ambassador. You’ll be rewarded with new knowledge, stronger communication skills, and a chance to spend more time in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most interesting environments: a volcano!

Volcano Ambassador Visitor Center Locations:

  • Johnston Ridge Observatory (May-October
  • Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Seaquest State Park (Year-round)
  • The Science & Learning Center (November-April)

Learn more about this volunteer role and the requirements for this position by reviewing the assignment description.


Submit a Volunteer Application


Do you have further questions about being a Volcano Ambassador? Please email volunteer@mshinstitute.org.