Support the Mount St. Helens Institute Today
When you support the Institute with your donation, you not only support education on and about the most active volcano in North America, you also support volunteer events and seasonal volunteers, a total of over 17,000 hours of service in 2011 alone. As a member you’ll join a community of people fascinated by volcanism and interested in exploring and protecting Mount St. Helens.
The volunteers your donation supports provide education and support to the general public at visitor centers throughout the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, including Johnston Ridge Observatory. They build and repair trails and campsites in all areas of the Monument, including the Mount Margaret Backcountry. In addition, Institute volunteers patrol the climbing route and trails, assisting hikers, climbers, and Forest Service Rangers. Not only does your donation support volunteers directly, it make it possible for the Mount St. Helens Institute to collaborate with a diverse array of partners on volunteer projects.
Thanks to your support, we bring the volcano in our backyard to classrooms all over the world via our on-line Volcano Explorers program; we explore the science on the ground, with the scientists who know Mount St. Helens best, in our Field Seminars, and we provide hands-on stewardship and science learning to youth in our Youth Stream Team program.
Since 2000, we’ve brought thousands of people—young and old alike—to the volcano. Please join our growing community and give today.