Participate in SFAA Activities

SFAA is an entirely volunteer-run organization and our events rely on the time and energy of our members. Volunteers are always needed, welcome and valued. If you would like to bring your telescope to a public event, provide refreshments for a meeting, contribute to the weekly newsletter, become a gatekeeper at Mt. Tam, or give a talk at a City Star Party, please inquire at the monthly lecture meeting or send a note to our president at:

Ongoing Opportunities to Participate in our SFAA club

SFAA is looking for volunteers to help in these areas:

  • Star Parties – both on Mt. Tam and for City Star Parties
  • Marketing – we can use help posting SFAA event updates to SFGate, SF FunCheap, Eventful, Bay Area Science, etc.
  • Weekly Newsletter – submit an occasional article, astrophoto and/or serve as a member of the editorial team.

Please send an email to the club president at if you’re interested.

SFAA Needs YOU!  Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to our lectures and star parties, SFAA often partners with schools, museums, and other community organizations to offer astronomy-related outreach activities. We depend on our members to provide people of all ages a first-hand experience of the wonders of the universe. Outreach activities are often centered around telescope observing, but there are many ways to teach people about astronomy, and there are always roles for members at all levels of expertise, including beginners, whether or not you bring a telescope. Check the Events tab and the latest issue of the weekly SFAA newsletter to review upcoming volunteer opportunities. Please help out as you're able.

Snack Volunteers Needed

SFAA also needs members to volunteer to bring light refreshments (coffee, cookies, snacks, veggies...) to our monthly meetings and lectures at the Presidio Officers Club, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Refreshments help to create a welcoming, sociable atmosphere for members and guests. If a few members each bring something, there's less burden on any one member, and we'll have a good variety of snacks and beverages. You may donate snack items or simply provide receipts to be reimbursed for your expenses, and your fellow members will be grateful to you!

If you can bring refreshments, please send an email to Linda Mahan, Let Linda know which month or months you can help with, and what you would like to bring.

On behalf of the SFAA Board of Directors and your fellow SFAA members, thank you for your willingness to help out!