VOLUNTEERING IS A BLAST AT THE VIRGINIA
AIR & SPACE
With the Virginia Air & Space Center’s
increasing programs, activities and attendance,
volunteers are needed more than ever. Inspire future
and astronauts, meet great people, learn about new
technologies and serve the community by joining
Air & Space
Center’s Volunteer Program.
Docent & Volunteer
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Special Events Assistant
Floor Activities Assistant
Docent/Tour Guide: The Docent -- an unpaid educator -- provides
tours of the Center for groups of all ages, interpreting the
Center's artifacts and displays to illustrate concepts and ideas.
Most Docent participation occurs on weekday mornings. Some weekday
afternoons and weekends may also require Docent-guided tours.
Special Events Assistant: Assists during Special
Events in manning information or activity tables, decorating,
and interacting with visitors during public openings and special
promotions, Halloween and Christmas public events, Birthday Parties,
Community Outreaches (such as Bay Days) and other featured Center
ERC Assistant: The Educator Resource Center provides
assistance in securing materials based on teacher requests, advises
teachers of potential resources, works with NASA and World Wide
Web connections, and mails materials to requesting educators.
Assistants are on duty primarily between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm Mondays
visitors and share information regarding the Center's features,
contents, and IMAX films, and
they also are frequently called upon to provide general information
regarding local restaurants, historical sites, and appropriate
parking facilities. Greeters are on duty most often on weekends,
during holiday seasons, and throughout the summer.
Office Aide: Volunteers
may be requested to assist various Center offices (Education,
etc.) on an "as needed" basis. Tasks may require
typing, filing, sorting, and mailing. At times, volunteers
upon to assist with special promotions and other sales-related
activities within the Center's public/visitor areas.
Floor Activities Assistant: Serves in various
activities such as ticket checkers, Gift Shop helpers, distributors
of questionnaires to visitors, and helpers with floor demonstrations
and children's make-and-take activities. Volunteers who serve
in this capacity are called upon primarily for weekends, special
events, some holidays, and on certain summer season weekdays.
Youth Volunteer: Youth volunteers are also needed
to serve as science camp assistants. The responsibilities of the
Youth Volunteers who are assigned to a camp include helping with
the daily camp set-ups, assisting the instructor by working with
the individual campers throughout the day as needed, and assuring
the accountability and safety of the individual campers in class,
during lunch, and during all out-of-classroom activities.
in the Imagination Station: Your
Science Shop and
the Cosmic Cafe.
Volunteer parties and
special previews of
exhibits and IMAX films.