• Jamie Smith works with Biodiversitree volunteer
  • Jane Holly volunteers as an education program leader
  • Citizen scientists collecting stream data
  • Citizen scientists collecting plant data
  • Archaeology citizen scientists dig in agricultural field site
  • Education Program Leader teaching middle school students
  • Citizen scientists measuring plants at GCREW site
  • Archaeology citizen scientists dig near Homestead House
  • Dr. John Parker poses with Biodiversitree volunteers
  • Dr. Jess Parker teaching citizen scientists volunteer how to measure tree circumference

Volunteering inspires and engages millions of people of all ages and backgrounds all over the world. It's a wonderful way to develop skills, explore another career, enhance personal growth, connect with others, strengthen communities, improve lives and have meaningful impact in today's world. In the end, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) couldn't carry out its mission without volunteers and we invite you to explore our volunteer opportunities and discover which program is right for you. Click on the accordion tabs below to view our volunteer opportunities. 

Volunteer Programs

How to register for volunteering at SERC

Please see the volunteer programs above to find out how to register for individual opportunities. For general questions about SERC's volunteer programs, please contact Alison Cawood or Karen McDonald.