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 Zero-G Diner
  • 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

Volunteer helps students involved in an education program at the center.

Volunteer leads tour through Independence Plaza.

Adult volunteers

Adult volunteer opportunities

We are currently seeking volunteers interested in assisting in the following areas:
  • Education programs
  • Greeting guests and special visitors
  • Daytime and evening special events
  • Science and technology activities & demonstrations
  • Sharing space program information with guests in the museum
  • Clerical and administrative opportunities
  • Video and photography

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 $25, which helps us defer 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

Click below to fill out our online application today!

Adult volunteer application


Applications for our adult volunteer program will be posted until Feb. 10. Applicants will be notified of their initial application status and next steps by Feb. 15.

Teen volunteers

Teen volunteer opportunities

Our teen volunteers are a vital part of our summer Explorer Camps. They serve as teacher assistants and in other roles that have a positive impact not only on our camp participants, but on our guests, as well.

This program runs from June 3 to Aug. 16 and gives teens the opportunity to contribute over 100 volunteer hours. Applications will be accepted from Jan. 15 – March 10.

Teen volunteer requirements

  • Must be 13-17 years of age on, or by, June 3, 2019
  • Must be available to volunteer for 3 full weeks (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) between June 3 and Aug. 16
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to adhere to our policies, procedures, and customer service standards
  • Attend an in-person interview on March 30
  • Pay a one-time fee of $25, which helps us defer the cost of your volunteer shirts and badge
  • Attend a teen volunteer orientation

Teen volunteer application

Click below to fill out our online application today!

Teen volunteer application


Applications for our teen volunteer program will be posted until March 10. Applicants will be notified of their initial application status and next steps by March 15.

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

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