SERC Event

SERC Education: Prospective Volunteer's Coffee Chat

Monday, Mar 25, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Event Location
Reed Education Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Advance Registration Required

Event Details



  • Meet our staff for a
    cup of coffee or tea
  • Take a short tour
  • Meet current
  • Learn about the

This will be your chance to get to know SERC a bit better, learn more about our programs, meet our staff and present education volunteers, walk the grounds, and see what we do here at the Reed Education Center!

You won’t need to commit to being a volunteer if you come to the coffee chat. We have a built-in volunteer shadowing program so potential volunteers can see if they are a good fit before starting any paperwork.

We're looking for volunteers for:

  • Teaching hands-on science outdoors
  • Helping at the information desk of the Woodlawn Historic House
  • Fish tank and aquarium helpers

Volunteers must be 18 years or older, able to volunteer at least 2x month or more, and take required trainings as well as pass a background check.

Coffee Chat: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Campus Tour: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

RSVP by March 21, 2024!

If you can’t make the open house, please let us know if you would still be interested in volunteering and we can set a time to chat with you!

Be a part of our community!

647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater MD 21037

Directions to Reed Education Center

RSVP: Registration and further information:

Karen McDonald (