Help Share the Wonder of Space with Students and Visitors
The Space Foundation is seeking volunteers to serve as docents, greeters or operational supporters for its Visitors Center, which will open to the public this fall.
Volunteers may work as little as two four-hour shifts per month, or as often as four full days a week, conducting tours and providing information in the Visitors Center’s two main areas — the Northrop Grumman Science Center and the El Pomar Space Gallery.
Training begins in August, so potential volunteers are encouraged to apply now. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Space Foundation Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Picard at firstname.lastname@example.org, +1.719.576-8000. Or apply online at www.spacefoundation.org/donate/volunteer.
The Northrop Grumman Science Center, which includes a Science On a Sphere®, and the El Pomar Space Gallery, which features space artifacts and exhibits, comprises the initial phase of the Space Foundation Visitors Center. Both are located at the Space Foundation world headquarters at 4425 Arrowswest Dr., near Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.
The El Pomar Space Gallery exhibit, Launch to the Moon, focuses on U.S. and Soviet lunar exploration, providing an interesting look at both history and the cultural dynamics of the early “race to the Moon.”
Volunteer Positions Available
Docents — will conduct small group tours, answer questions and help visitors discover the vast array of information available on the Science On a Sphere® and in the El Pomar Space Gallery. No previous experience as a docent, or special knowledge of space, is required. The Space Foundation will provide all training and support.
Greeters — will welcome public and private tours, classroom groups, invited guests and the public.
Operational Support — anyone who would like to volunteer but is not comfortable speaking to groups may assist in operational support by providing light security services, helping to manage large class tours, handling admissions or assisting with other projects.