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!
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Junior and Senior Youth Ambassadors inspire others by sharing their knowledge of STEM and spreading the word about the Houston Science Festival in their communities under the guidance of mentors. Throughout the summer, Youth Ambassadors contribute ideas and collaborate with content teams to guide event coordination, content creation, and digital storytelling to recruit attendees and volunteers. If you’re passionate about STEM and feel you are a good communicator with a ability to engage with people of all ages, being a Youth Ambassador is perfect for you!
6-9th grade students can apply to be Junior Ambassadors who give visitors a warm welcome, encourage hands-on participation, answer questions, and support Senior Ambassadors to facilitate STEM activities.
10-12th grade students can apply to be Senior Ambassadors who embark on a leadership project facilitating a STEM activity and supervising Junior Ambassadors.
Community Connectors 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, check in with the Houston Science Festival Volunteer Coordinator to receive volunteer materials and stay until the festival concludes. Community Connectors also receive a stipend to offset costs.
Festival Champions will support Houston Science Festival activities during their chosen shift(s) with tasks such as directing activity providers to their tables, setting exhibits/activity tables up, setting up festival signage unloading, registering attendees, controlling crowd, distributing technology kits, way-finding, and taking down. Festival Champions will need to watch a 5-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.