We rely on our volunteers to educate students from the High Desert and beyond in a fun way through our hands-on field trip programs. It is a rewarding experience for the students as well as the volunteers.

Volunteers are trained for their assignments; so no experience is necessary to become a Lewis Center volunteer. Enthusiasm is all you need to start! By becoming a LCER volunteer, you have the opportunity to learn new things yourself as you have fun with students.

To become a volunteer, simply fill out a volunteer application and return it to the volunteer coordinator. Fingerprints for background clearance are also required, as you will be working with children. You can begin your adventure by calling us today. See below for more details.

Volunteers at the Lewis Center share their time and talents in a variety of ways. Here are some of the ways they donate their time:


  • Present educational programs at the Lewis Center campuses.
  • Present programs/workshops at community school classrooms
  • Maintain program supplies & materials
  • Assist in the development of new programs
  • Assist with special events at the Lewis Center
  • Host star parties at our Luz Observatory

To become a volunteer at the Lewis Center, simply print out the volunteer application and send it to the Lewis Center.

Or you may contact our Local Outreach Supervisor, Amy RItter, or by calling 760-946-5414 ext. 276.