This position will be the greeter for the visitors coming to the Space Foundation Discovery Center. There will be a small amount of data intake (where are you from? how
did you hear about us?) as well as handling a small amount of cash. You must have a friendly, outgoing personality, an interest in dealing with the public and a desire to answer general questions. We will ensure you are trained on the exhibits and basic information
about the Science On a Sphere® so you can answer questions that visitors may have when they enter – but you will not be expected to provide the complex information that docents will provide.You will also keep
the reception area well organized, tidied and stocked with brochures.
This volunteer position entails answering visitors' questions and helping to ensure the visitors are enjoying and getting as much our of the visit as they can. Docents
must be friendly and enjoy working with people of all age groups. The groups will vary and may consist of student groups, adult individuals or adult groups with or without children. Two important factors to keep in mind for this position: you need to be able
to learn, retain and relate information (the information will be provided to you) and you must be able to interact comfortably with students of all ages, as well as adults.
There is some training involved with being a docent, but also learning and educating yourself on presentations and data sets will help you to be successful in this area.
Promptness and reliability are a must. Occasionally, we may need the docents to work the light security position or the reception desk. We will ensure all volunteers are cross-trained.
This position will help to provide a safe environment for visitors, including those on both private and public tours. This includes watching over the El Pomar Space Gallery,
ensuring that fragile items are not being handled, touched or moved, and watching over the Science on a Sphere® area. Volunteers must be able to answer questions
in a friendly and professional manner. Volunteers will work with a Space Foundation team member if any problems arise.
The Discovery Center Support volunteer position will be willing to help support an array of volunteer activities while here for an event. Or possible for set up of an event, for each of the events we will hold throughout the summer for our program: "Summer
of Discovery". The Volunteer Coordinator will explain the different options of where support will be needed and work with the volunteers in getting them into the positions they would like to help in. This position will mainly be scheduled on Friday and Saturdays.
Volunteers will need to wear a white shirt of their choosing (no T-shirts) with kahki pants or khaki skirts for the gals if they prefer. Unless the volunteer sends a note that it would be appropriate to wear shorts, please do not wear shorts.
Our mission: To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.