Space Foundation

Space Foundation

Space Foundation Discovery Center

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Activity Support in Discovery Center

Volunteers can be deployed at any of the various activities we may have going on in the Discovery Center from Mars Lab, to other additional activities we may add during weekdays/ or Saturdays. (Astronaut training, stomp rockets, classroom activities, etc). This can also include supporting scavenger hunt logistics and activity with student groups and informal visitors as well. 


5/26/2015 8/14/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Admissions Support Discovery Center

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.

5/26/2015 8/14/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
Birthday Party Host

Discovery Center Birthday Party Hosts support birthday party arrangements and related activities in the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Support may include such things as: Greeting and orienting party guests to the reserved area in the Education Activity Center; assisting with taking "Astronaut Me" photos at beginning of party and at end of party. Engage the birthday party attendees and ensure they are guided around the Discovery Center to the planned activities they will be enjoying during the party.

Birthday party hosts should be good with children and enjoy working children, have good communication skills and manage time effectively to keep things running efficiently and on time. Be capable of standing/walking for 3-4 hours at a time.

6/26/2015 6/26/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Docent for Discovery Center

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.

5/26/2015 8/14/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Groups Support in Discovery Center

This position supports our Space Foundation education team with student groups coming through the Discovery Center for field trips. Support may include, but not be limited to, supporting or leading the scavenger hunt, assisting in the Mars Robotics Lab, SOS and, or the AGI lab. We also have a specific program that education organizations and schools can choose that would be an SOS presentation led by a docent. 

Outside groups, organizations and companies may also choose to rent our space to hold meetings and/or events and when this occurs they are allowed to visit the Discovery Center gallery as well as have an SOS presentation. These groups may be on Saturdays, or weekdays and weeknights. Volunteers may support the gallery efforts as well as presenting on the SOS.

The education team may need support in other areas also as needs arise.



5/26/2015 6/4/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Safety & Security of Discovery Center

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.

5/26/2015 8/14/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  

This volunteer position is for those who would like to come and support the Space Foundation Discovery Center efforts with their creativity and own two hands.

The volunteer opportunities for this position range from "making" and building items for the center, to supporting the traveling Space Foundation exhibits and all that is involved there. SpaceMakers come to be creative with tinkering and creating on the 3-D printers, assembling working models of rockets, spaceships, rovers and more. SpaceMakers are passionate about Making the Future!

Skill sets could include working with textiles from metal, plastics, wood, electronics, and computer software and hardware.

5/26/2015 8/18/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

Our mission: To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.

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