Take Flight with the Kentucky Science Center and the Challenger Learning Center!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4001 Herman StreetLouisville, KY 40212


As members of the Challenger Learning Center Flight Crew, volunteer will assist in grades 4-12 on simulated space adventure missions.

Volunteers will support the Flight Director and crew members by facilitating a variety of space scenarios for weekday school groups. All volunteers begin as a Capsule Communicator before being promoted to other ranks. Promotions will be based on Flight Director's recommendations.

Launch Crew

Capsule Communicator - CAPCOM

  • Greet school buses when they arrive at the Challenger Learning Center
  • Assist Flight Director with crowd control
  • Provide assistance with daily operations at CLC including the preparations of materials and simulator for missions.

Integrated Communications Officer - INCO

  • Facilitate student orientations
  • Assist Flight Director with crowd control during the missions
  • Aid students with mission-specific tasks

Flight Crew

  • Work directly with the Flight Director during the mission
  • Prepare Mission control and Space Station for liftoff

Flight Leader

  • Command simulated space missions for schools, groups, and corporate outings.

How much space science do you need to know?

Knowledge of basic space science is helpful. However, if you have a passion for learning, we have plenty of resources to share. As a volunteer, your main goal is to make our visitors feel excited, inspired, and curious about science.


  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • STEM

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • A minimum of 6 months with 6 or more hours a month
  • Complete the Adult Volunteer Application at kysciencecenter.org/volunteer

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