BECOME PART OF ASTRONOMICAL HISTORY
JOIN MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY’S VOLUNTEERS!
Mount Wilson Observatory relies on a dedicated array of volunteers to support this historic facility’s vital mission. Many important positions require no special skills or education — just a love of history, astronomy, nature, or the arts. If you would like to get involved, let us let us know how you would like to contribute.
All active volunteers will receive either a Mount Wilson Observatory embroidered Polo shirt or hat. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Please consider helping out in any of the following key volunteer roles:
Special Event Assistants: Mount Wilson hosts a series of concerts in the 100-inch telescope dome, science lectures in the Museum auditorium followed by telescope viewing sessions, our annual 5K Run, and other special events. Act as event host and guide. Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional weekdays, April through November. Located at the Observatory.
Member Relations and Office Assistants: Help process questions and requests, package and ship materials, update membership lists, and perform other needed tasks. Year-round opportunities located in Pasadena on occasional weekdays, times to be arranged.
Gift Shop Attendants. Meet & greet hikers, bikers and tourists from around the world. Sell Mount Wilson souvenirs and public tour tickets. Saturdays and Sundays, April 1 through November 30. Located at the Observatory.
Docent training for the year starts March 23! Other volunteer positions need to be filled, and are equally important. (Docent training usually occurs in the Spring, so check back next year.)
The Mount Wilson Institute (MWI) operates Mount Wilson Observatory pursuant to agreements with the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the United States Forest Service. MWI is a non-profit 501©(3) tax-exempt corporation.
To apply for a volunteer position or for more information, please fill out the form below and click on “submit.”