First Light Volunteer Application

First Light is seeking STEM professionals to serve as volunteer instructional assistants for the 2022-2023 school year. Volunteers guide students through hands-on activities to explore scientific questions.


In 2022-2023, each term will help First Light students answer the question: How does JWST expand our view of the universe? With each term, students will spend six sessions answering the following focus questions:

  • Fall: How does JWST impact what we see in space?
  • Winter: How does JWST advance robotics?
  • Spring: How does JWST impact our daily lives?

Sessions are held at Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road Campus (5251 Broad Branch Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015) on the following Saturdays from 1 pm – 4 pm: 

  • January 28th 
  • February 4th, 11th
  • March 4th, 11th, 18th 

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application below.