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Volunteer at Whipple Observatory.

Do you love Arizona skies and stars? Do you want to share your excitement about science with others? Do science experiments? Volunteer at Whipple Observatory!

video describing whipple observatory and what volunteers do
Video of Whipple Observatory volunteer Steven Brown explaining why he loves volunteering

Listen to Steven Brown of Green Valley, Arizona share what he loves about volunteering at Whipple Observatory.

Our volunteers love hanging out in the Santa Ritas and getting to know visitors.

Volunteers of Whipple Observatory live nearby but come from all over the country and are excited to share in learning with others.

Open Volunteer Positions - APPLY NOW

Tour Guides

Tour guides lead visitors on three different tours of the Observatory: walking tour of the gamma-ray telescopes, a walking tour of the nature areas, and transported tours to the Ridge and Summit telescopes.

Visitor Engagement Specialists

Visitor Engagement Specialists are frontline in the Science Center, and the first interaction our visitors have with Whipple Observatory. From answering phones, greeting visitors, and assisting with exhibits engagement, you truly make the experience!

Science Demonstration Specialists

Science Demonstration Specialists engage our visitors with hands-on learning by demonstrating science concepts and leading visitors through science experiments about science concepts in astronomy, weather, and chemistry.

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