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Volunteer applications close Thursday, August 15th!

 

Houston Science Festival volunteers fulfill a range of duties that include supporting events, registration, surveys, and generally lend a hand at live events. Before you volunteer, you’ll watch a short 5-minute training video and receive a cool festival t-shirt to wear!

 

Scroll down to learn more about each volunteer.

Junior and Senior Youth Ambassadors

Who: STEM enthusiasts in grades 6-12
When: Summer and Festival Day

 

Junior and Senior Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate in cool team building Workshops and field trips, share their knowledge of STEM, spread the word about our programs in their communities, and help with events, content, and digital outreach – all guided by parent/guardian or parent-appointed mentors (18+). Youth Ambassadors develop their leadership skills and gain valuable experience in public speaking, project management, and team building.

 

Junior Ambassadors

Students in grades 6-9 (age 11-15) can apply to be Junior Ambassadors.

 

Senior Ambassadors

Students in grades 10-12 (age 16-18) can apply to be Senior Ambassadors.


Community Connectors

Who: Age 18+ STEM enthusiasts with experience coordinating outreach programs for our target beneficiaries
When: Summer and Festival Day

 

Community Connectors will help grow and welcome our community before and during the Houston Science Festival. They roam the event, visit attendees, hand out materials, answer questions, encourage engagement, help attendees find their way, and collect surveys. Community Connectors arrive 30-minutes prior to event start time to receive volunteer materials and stay until the festival concludes.


Festival Champions

Who: STEM enthusiasts 18+ or 14+ with adult.
When: Festival Day

 

Festival Champions will support Houston Science Festival activities during their chosen shift (8:00am-11:00am or 10:00am-1:00pm) with tasks such as directing activity providers, setting exhibits/activity tables up, setting up festival signage, checking in attendees, controlling crowd, way-finding, and taking down. Festival Champions will need to watch a 3-minute training video prior to the festival, arriving 30-minutes before their shift starts to check in with the Houston Science Festival Volunteer Coordinator and staying until their shift concludes.