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 for the Spring Term 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: 

  • April 6th, 15th, 22nd
  • May 6th, 13th, 20th  

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