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Volunteer Opportunities

Permanent exhibits, educational programs, giant-screen IMAX films, and many special events are just a few ways the NM Museum of Space History educates & entertains thousands of visitors every year! Our volunteers are vital to the daily operation of our programs, and we need your help. Join our crew today, and watch imaginations soar as visitors explore our space-faring history. Our exhibits and displays are great ways for our visitors (and you) to learn more about science and technology; living and working in space; and the wonders of the Universe!

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Volunteer Benefits

  • Free admission for you & guests to the Museum and to the Tombaugh IMAX & Planetarium
  • Recognition Pins & Annual Recognition Dinner
  • Periodic Pot-Luck Gatherings

Volunteer Programs

  • Explainer/Demonstrator:
    Conduct demonstrations for visitors, using programs developed by our Education Department, the Boeing Corporation, and NASA.

  • Tour Guide/Greeter:
    Learn about the artifacts and background of exhibits in a selected gallery, and answer questions by visitors. Upon completion of training, conduct tours through the Museum.

  • Library/Archives:
    Catalog books in the Museum Library, check books out & in, and return them to their proper location. You'll also assist in maintaining historical records and photographs in our archives.

  • Telephone Receptionist:
    Answer incoming calls, route the calls to the proper person, and answer general information questions about the Museum and the Alamogordo area.

  • Theater Specialist:
    Learn to operate the IMAX equipment, so that you may present film shows to our visitors. Assist in the presentation of Museum slide show presentations.

  • Special Events/Projects:
    Assist in the restoration of artifacts. Help during special events such as Fun Fly, Kite Flite, Space Week, and Space Hall of Fame inductions.

Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

For more information, please contact our coordinators at 575-437-2840 Charles Farrant Volunteer Coordinator OR Michael Shinabery michael.shinabery@state.nm.us, Staff Volunteer Liason.)