Volunteer in the Photobiology Lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


647 Contees Wharf RoadEdgewater, MD 21037
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Photo Credit: SERC


Volunteer in SERC’s Photobiology Lab

We are looking for skilled volunteers to help out in SERC’s Photobiology Lab, directed by Dr. Pat Neale. The lab focuses on the impacts of solar radiation on plants and animals. Learn more about the science behind the lab activities here (https://serc.si.edu/labs/photobiology-and-solar-radiation).

Who: Volunteers with experience in computer programming for control of electronic instruments such as voltmeters using HPIB, SCPI, and/or Labview.

All volunteers will also be encouraged to participate in other lab activities that they find interesting.

When: The volunteers would work with Dr. Neale to find a mutually agreeable schedule. In general, volunteers would be asked to commit at least 10-12 hours per month Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Where: The work occurs on the campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. Volunteers would work indoors in laboratory environments.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 10-12 hours per month

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