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How to Apply

STEPS TO BECOMING A GALAXY EXPLORER

Chabot Space & Science Center is now accepting applications from High School students for our Fall enrollment. Application deadline is September 30, 2022. 

​​Enrollment Requirements:

  • Participants should have an interest in science, math, or technology.
  • Participants must be in the 9th grade or higher by the start of their volunteer service.
  • Applicants must have a valid email address.
  • Applicants must be able to speak and work with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Service Requirements:

  • The minimum commitment is at least one full school year. We do NOT accept summer-only participants, and you are required to have summer availability.
  • The monthly commitment is 12 hours. Two of your shifts must be “museum floor service” hours for a minimum of 8 hours. The remaining hours can be achieved through a combination of floor hours and/or enrichment hours (which can come from participating in demo trainings at Chabot or Canvas assignments).

2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Complete online application
  2. Submit teacher recommendation
  3. Attend one Galaxy Explorer Info Session. This year’s GE Info Session Dates are in-person on September 10 and September 18 in the Megadome at Chabot. RSVP using this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrYwb2E0Cj7bgQSg89E4r116nfXTfSV_wXhQoEpk3YBx6j8A/viewform
  4. Download, complete, and submit Parental Consent Form (email to galaxyexplorers@chabotspace.org or mail to: Galaxy Explorers, Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Dr., Oakland CA 94619.)

3. ATTEND INTRODUCTORY, CUSTOMER SERVICE, & SAFETY TRAINING

All new volunteers are required to attend the initial training prior to working in the Center (no exceptions). It’s our way of getting your feet wet. You will be introduced to the history of Chabot, safety procedures, customer service skills, the ins-and-outs of the program, and meet program staff and experienced volunteers.

If accepted, you will receive an electronic invitation to start the mandatory training program.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than October 15, 2022.