Take your relationship with Space Center Houston from visitor to member today for a year full of experiences, amazing benefits and more!

Space Center Houston is celebrating our members all this month! Our members mean the world to us and that’s why we are giving members special offers all month long!

When you become a member today you will receive:

  • Double Discount at SpaceTrader gift shop (20% OFF)
  • Two (2) VIP Mornings Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 with exclusive hours and specialty perks

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

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Space Center Houston. We will accept applications starting in January 2024.

Teen Volunteers

Fall Teen Volunteer Program

Volunteers in our fall teen volunteer program assist with games and activities during events like Galaxy Frights, engage guests with presentations at exhibits (like the Saturn V rocket), and can get extra hours helping with Education camps, Galaxy Lights, and more!

Teen volunteer program requirements

  • Teen volunteers must be no less than 13 years of age by October 1, 2023.
  • Teen volunteers may not be older than 17 years of age by October 1, 2023.
  • Must be available to volunteer for 3 Saturdays (9 am to 3 pm) between October 21 and December 16. 
  • Must also be able to volunteer 6 additional hours on weekends, evenings or holidays before December 30.
  • Follow all volunteer program and Space Center Houston guidelines
  • Bring an enthusiastic and positive attitude to each volunteer shift
  • Attend an in-person volunteer interview on Saturday, September 23
  • Attend the Fall Teen Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, October 7

Program Benefits

  • Opportunity to accumulate over 24 volunteer hours during the fall
  • 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 upon completion of program
  • Volunteer hours certified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award

Teen Volunteer Application

We are no longer accepting applications for our fall teen volunteer program. We encourage you to check here in January to apply for our 2024 Summer Teen Volunteer Program.

For more information please email us at volunteer@spacecenter.org or call 281-283-4726.
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