How to Apply

STEPS TO BECOMING A GALAXY EXPLORER

Fall 2019 enrollment is now closed. The Spring Enrollment process will begin in January 2020. 

 

1. ATTEND A GALAXY EXPLORER INFO SESSION

GE Info sessions are a key part of the application process. All interested students and their parents are required to attend one of the info sessions. This includes re-applicants as well. We have added a hands-on science workshop as part of the info session, which will be for students only.

Check back in January for Spring 2020 Info Session dates.

Key Requirements:
  • Participants should have an interest in science, math, or technology.
  • Applicants must have completed the 8th grade. Oakland middle school students are invited to participate in our Champions of Science program.
  • Ability to speak to and work with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required in order to participate.
  • Minimum commitment of eight hours per month.
  • Must be able to start GE volunteer service during current enrollment period.

 

2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants must complete all of the following in order to eligible for the Galaxy Explorer program. We will review only complete application packages.

1. Attend one GE Info session

2. Complete online application.

3. Teacher recommendation

4. Download, complete and submit Parental Consent Form (email to galaxyexplorers@chabotspace.org or mail to: Galaxy Explorers, Chabot Space and 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.