Community Volunteer Opportunities

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is seeking friendly and enthusiastic people (ages 16+) to become part of our dynamic volunteer team! Volunteers are an important part of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center family and we have many opportunities available for space enthusiasts looking to develop a greater understanding of space exploration, science and aviation.

Why Volunteer at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center?

  • The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Meet exciting people! The U.S. Space & Rocket Center welcomes more than 550,000 guests from around the world each year.
  • Enjoy camaraderie and a sense of community among other volunteers and USSRC staff that share your passion for space exploration.
  • You may even have opportunities to meet astronauts and other special guests!
  • Special benefits are available to volunteers, including 20% discount on all food, 20% discount on non-sale gift shop merchandise (excluding candy, videos and films), and 10% discount on books in the gift shop. Volunteers also get two complimentary passes to the museum and IMAX® Spacedome Theater after volunteering for only 40 hours, 20% facility discount with annual service of 80 hours and $200 off weeklong Camp programs with 160 annual volunteer hours. With 320 annual hours, volunteers receive a commemorative brick in the Apollo Courtyard bearing their name!
  • Become a vital part of the world’s most comprehensive collection of space hardware and artifacts!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Greet guests at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Assist in special events, there are opportunities in all areas from seating guests to mailing invitations.
  • Offer Administrative help such as filing or typing for a more behind-the-scenes view
  • Provide assistance with facility maintenance
  • Tailor your volunteer opportunity to suit you. Let us know where you would like to connect!

For more information on the Emeritus Docent program, click here.

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