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Volunteer

Out-of-this-world opportunities to make a real difference await you at Space Center Houston! Whether it’s on the museum floor or behind the scenes, we have a position to fit your interests.

As a volunteer, you’ll have a positive impact not only on Space Center Houston, but also on the local and global communities we serve. Volunteer in our education programs inspiring the astronauts and engineers of tomorrow, help our staff welcoming guests from around the globe, or play a vital role in both daytime and evening special events.

Learn about the space program and share your knowledge with our guests as they explore our attractions. Volunteer in amazing areas such as Starship Gallery and Astronaut Gallery where hundreds of unique space and science artifacts are housed and Independence Plaza where the high-fidelity space shuttle replica is mounted on top of the historic shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905.

Volunteer benefits

As a volunteer you will receive stellar benefits including:

  • Two complimentary tickets to Space Center Houston for every 60 hours of service.
  • Discounts at the SpaceTrader Gift Shop and The Food Lab.
  • Discounts on many events and unique experiences.
    Complimentary access to Space Center Houston when not volunteering.
  • Training opportunities.
    Special volunteer events and recognition awards.
  • Meet interesting people, develop skills and experience personal growth.
  • Rewarding feeling from serving the community.

Adult Volunteers

We are currently seeking volunteers interested in assisting in the following areas:

  • Education programs
  • Greeting guests and special visitors
  • Sharing space program information with guests in the museum

Adult volunteer requirements

Adult volunteers must:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to adhere to our policies, procedures, and customer service standards.
  • Commit to completing 60 volunteer hours per year
  • Attend an in-person interview
  • Pay a one-time fee of $50, which helps us defer a portion of the cost of your background check, volunteer shirt, and badge. International background checks may incur additional charges.
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Attend a volunteer orientation

Adult volunteer application

We will accept adult volunteer applications again from March 1 – April 10. Please return to this page during that time to apply. We look forward to seeing your application!

Teen Volunteers

Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Volunteers in our summer teen volunteer program are focused on supporting our Operations and Education programs.  They may serve in one of two different areas:

  • Guest Experience Team – These volunteers engage guests in the museum with short presentations at exhibits, assist with public programs, and other guest service roles.

  • Explorer Camps – Teens serve as classroom assistants in camps for children 4-11 years old. They prepare materials, assist with classroom activities, and escort campers throughout the museum.

Summer teen volunteers that meet their commitment will be able to volunteer throughout the fall semester at weekend and evening events.

Teen Volunteer Program Requirements

  • Teen volunteers must be no less than 13 years of age by May 28, 2024.
  • Teen volunteers may not be older than 17 years of age by May 28, 2024.
  • Must be available to volunteer for 3 full weeks (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) between May 28 and August 9. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.
  • Bring an enthusiastic and positive attitude to each volunteer shift.
  • Follow all volunteer program and Space Center Houston guidelines.
  • Attend Teen Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, May 18 at Space Center Houston.
  • Attend an in-person volunteer interview on Saturday, April 6.

Program Benefits

  • Opportunity to accumulate over 100 volunteer hours during the summer.
  • Receive training, instruction and guidance to ensure your success.
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • Free access to Space Center Houston when not volunteering.
  • Two guest tickets to Space Center Houston for every 60 hours volunteered.
  • Volunteer hours certified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
  • End-of-summer awards ceremony.
 

Teen Volunteer Application

We are now accepting applications for our summer teen volunteer program! We will accept applications until March 8, 2024.

If you have participated in our teen volunteer program before (fall or summer), please click the Returning Teen Volunteer Application button. Otherwise, please click the New Teen Volunteer Application button to apply today.

For more information please email us at [email protected] or call 281-283-4726.
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