How Do I Become an RCA Volunteer?


As you know, RCA is comprised of many amazing volunteers who generously give their time to share their passion and love for astronomy and science with the community. Whether it is setting up a telescope at a star party with students or a private event, working with kids in the classroom, or talking with people at a resource table at a maker fair or farmer's market - RCA volunteers are there!

The first question you may be asking yourself is "How do I volunteer?" Maybe you have never done astronomy outreach before. No problem! There are different ways to volunteer, depending on what you like to do. If you like to do star parties, but don't have a telescope? Let us know. We can find a way to get you connected with the equipment you need. Do you like to develop activities for kids? We can work on putting together content for different school requests. You don't have to know everything about astronomy to volunteer. We can bring you up to speed on what you want to know. Not sure how to work a telescope? We can partner you with someone who does and you can work together.

Start By Emailing Yara to Get on the Volunteer List

The next question you may be asking is "How do I sign up to volunteer?" It's easy! First, email me, Yara Green, at I will add your name to our volunteer list. As events come up, you'll get an email from one of our Outreach Coordinators (Jim Higgs, Brett Schaerer, and Mike McKeag) asking for volunteers for a particular event. If it works with your schedule and interest, then all you have to do is let the Outreach Coordinator know. It's as simple as that. Being on our volunteer list does not mean that you must show up for every event. Instead, it gives you the opportunity to come out and help when you can and keeps you up-to-date on our latest events.

Volunteering is also a great way to meet other people in the club. RCA is very fortunate to have a lot of knowledgeable people who enjoy sharing what they know. We hope you come out and join us at an event this year!