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Volunteer at SCBI

Volunteer programs at the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), located in Front Royal, Virginia, fall into two categories: education and zoo support. Looking for volunteer opportunities at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C.? See the volunteer opportunities in Washington, D.C.

SCBI volunteer positions are highly competitive and there are limited spaces available. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, however submission of an application is not a guarantee of placement.

Currently accepting applications for:

Volunteers are needed to assist a group of research scientists conducting insect collection in the field and rearing caterpillars in the lab.

Age Requirement: 18+
Commitment: short-term

The Center for Conservation Ecology is seeking volunteer citizen scientists to assist with data collection of tree growth in an experimental research forest.

Age Requirement: 18+
Commitment: short-term

Volunteers are needed as field assistants for the annual tree mortality survey in Front Royal, Virginia, to understand patterns and mechanisms of tree mortality.

Age Requirement: 18+
Commitment: short-term