Education Volunteers at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


Cause Areas


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


647 Contees Wharf RoadEdgewater, MD 21037

Photo Credit: SERC


Participate in a variety of projects at the Reed Education Center at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. SERC is located on nearly 3,000 acres of land on the Rhode River on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. SERC scientists investigate our changing world by studying issues of global importance including sea level rise, climate change endangered plants ,vulnerable ecosystems, and pollution. Through SERC's education program, you can help us share our science with the public.

There are many ongoing opportunities to lead activities for K-8 students, perform trail maintenance, lead canoe excursions, lead guided hikes, help us maintain our aquariums and more!

We will provide all of the background information and training you need. If you have specific expertise that you would like to contribute, please let us know and we will try to utilize your skill set.

To work with school programs, volunteers must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check.

If you would like to learn more about becoming an education volunteer at SERC, contact Maria!


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training

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