Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

What is a Docent?

Docents are volunteers who have a passion for astronomy and are willing to donate their time and knowledge to make sure your Observatory experience is both educational and rewarding. They are your guides to the universe and a source of interesting information about current cosmic events, deep space objects, stars, planets, and the observatory facility and telescopes.

Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Working with the telescopes
  • Sky Tours
  • Greeters
  • Kids Zone
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Administrative 
For information about becoming a Community Observatory Docent please contact the El Dorado County Office of Education at (530) 622-7130 ext 0, or click on the link below to download a Docent Application.
Downloadable Docent Application
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