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.
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 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.
The education team may need support in other areas also as needs arise.
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.
Our mission: To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.