The Space Foundation needs docents, greeters and operational support volunteers to work in its new Visitors’ Center, which will open this fall.
Volunteers can work as little as two four-hour shifts a 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 should apply immediately. Contact volunteer coordinator Jennifer Picard at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, are part of the initial phase of the Space Foundation Visitors’ Center. Both are located at the Space Foundation headquarters at 4425 Arrowswest Dr., near Garden of the Gods.
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.”
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 is available to 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.