Join our Team
The PA Firefly Festival Inc. is a non-profit and as such, we rely on a dedicated team of people to make everything happen. We'd love to have you as part of our firefly team. ALL festival volunteers and guides need to be available for training the week before the festival. If you love fireflies, or nature and the forest, we'd love to have you. We will begin accepting applications in January 2024 for next year's festival, so check back in January for the application link
We welcome educators, students, scientists, or forest-related agencies and organizations to participate in our Nature Center exhibition. If you have information to share about fireflies, insects, forest habitats and/or environmental concerns. We offer a limited number of travel stipends to educators/researchers presenting at the festival. We accept applications through June 1 for each festival.
Become a Private Firefly Tour Provider: The public demand and interest in fireflies is a growing tourism opportunity in Pennsylvania. Professional Guides or Outfitters who may be interested in learning more about how to incorporate private firefly tours into their business can join us for an annual training course. PA Firefly Festival, Inc. provides training and materials to those wishing to learn how to guide tourists safely and responsibly to known firefly habitat sites in western Pennsylvania. You will learn how to identify and protect the fireflies and their habitats for future tourists. Trained Guides will be endorsed by PAFF and listed on our website to refer firefly tourists for direct booking with the trained guide.
Registration for March 2024 course will begin in early February, 2024.