Support Our Space and STEAM Awareness Mission as a Junior Docent. Join our volunteer team year round, or just for the summer.  

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's first and only dedicated space, science and technology center and museum. It is an interactive, education-focused destination that advances science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilization.

As a Discovery Center Junior Docent, you will join our volunteer program of like-minded teens, adults and Space Foundation team members, who enjoy sharing knowledge about space and science. You will help support the Space Foundation Discovery Center mission: Be the preeminent resource for space education, a trusted source of space information, and a provider of exceptional forums for the exchange of ideasBy volunteering, you may  broaden your knowledge in the area of STEAM, gaining new perspectives and experiences that may help impact your future.

Come Join our year round volunteer program now, or if the summer season works better for you, mark your calendar to attend a May 25, 2018 new-volunteer orientation. Reach out to Jennifer Walters, Volunteer Program Manager, and she can get you all of the details you will need. Jennifer's email is: [email protected]

Junior Docent

What is a Junior Docent and what is the age eligibility?

As a Junior Docent, you will volunteer your time to support the Space Foundation Discovery Center, sharing our space awareness message with visitors in our exhibits and labs and at associated events, mainly our Summer of Discovery program.

You will learn about our many Discovery Center program areas and events and how to support these areas to enhance our visitors’ experience.

A Junior Docent must be between the ages of 15 – 17

What are the Responsibilities of a Junior Docent?

As a Junior Docent, you will be responsible to attend training and be willing to gain on-the-job training while volunteering. You will become knowledgeable about our space artifacts and exhibits in the gallery, learn to operate other featured labs in the Discovery Center and how to support our visitors' and customers' overall experience while visiting the Discovery Center.

Junior Docents will volunteer under the direction of Discovery Center Team Members and Mentor Volunteers. Junior Docents will have the opportunity to stay on and volunteer year-round with the approval of the Manager – Volunteer Program.

You must be dependable, on time for shifts and able to attend an orientation and a training session.

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  • Volunteer Commitment: In school season, no commitment. In summer season, at least two shifts in June and July, and one shift in August.
  • Junior Docent volunteer uniform: Khaki pants and a white shirt (polo, dress shirt, blouse; no t-shirts). Volunteer shirt ordered after 4 shifts.
  • Volunteer Shifts are 4 hours in length. A minimum of two shifts per month in June and July and one shift in the month of August are required. The Discovery Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasionally, there may be events outside of these hours in which to volunteer.
  • Attend a New Volunteer Orientation. They are held the last Thursday of each month, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.

How Do I Apply to be a Junior Docent?

Questions?

Contact: Jennifer Walters, Volunteer Program Manager, Space Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 719.576.8000