If you are interested in space, this is the place to be!

About Us

Space Foundation's 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, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in the exciting context of space exploration, development, and utilization. We are dedicated to the mission of making space for all; everyone is welcome here. 

Our volunteers are the "secret sauce" of what makes the Discovery Center so remarkable. We have year-round volunteer opportunities within the museum gallery and interactive labs.

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Discovery Center Volunteer Opportunities

Requirements and Application Process

Requirements for volunteering:

  • Must be 14-17 years of age for our teen volunteer program
  • If over the age of 18 you must pass a background check
  • All volunteers must have a preliminary interview, attend new volunteer orientation, and submit their completed legal documents before coordinating their first mentor shift with our volunteer coordinator
  • Volunteers must be able to commit to one shift per month minimum. If this is not possible arrangements can be made with prior communication
  • An interest in Space/STEAM is encouraged but not necessary! We love bringing in volunteers with different skillsets, interests, and experiences. Science and space are for everyone!

Application Process: 

Begin the process by completing the application. Click the button below to get started.

After completing your application, you will have an interview with our volunteer coordinator, attend new volunteer orientation, and complete three mentor shifts in your desired area before signing up for shifts individually.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Volunteer in a team-friendly environment with other staff and volunteers passionate about space and science education!
  • Gain invaluable professional experience and build skills for any career field!
  • Free Discovery Center admission for you and your immediate family members
  • 15% discount in the Discovery Center store

Other Volunteer Opportunities with Space Foundation

Headquarters Positions: Our headquarters volunteer opportunities vary! Please reach out to our volunteer team with your interests in volunteering, and a bit about your skills and background. We will reach out to you and keep you in mind for volunteer opportunities that do arise throughout the year.  

Space Symposium: Space Foundation is always looking for new volunteers for the Space Symposium as well! This is an annual event that happens each April timeframe here in Colorado Springs. We are happy to share details on those volunteer opportunities also.  

Junior Space Entrepreneur Program and Cadet Space Entrepreneur Program: In JSEP, young entrepreneurs utilize newly gained knowledge to identify and solve space-industry problems through business development.

Are you a space industry specialist with experience in business? Apply to become one of our community advocates today and inspire a future space entrepreneur.    

Interested? Reach out to: [email protected] and include your volunteer area of interest (SFDC/HQ/Symposium) and a bit of your background. Thank you!

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For more information call 719.319.3678