Ways to Volunteer on World Space Week
Help the biggest space event on Earth! This page describes how you can contribute your time and talents to World Space Week.
1) Global Level
World Space Week Association (WSWA) coordinates World Space Week (WSW) at the global level. WSWA expands WSW by marketing to various sectors, provides the web site, maintains the coordinator network, provides the logo and annual theme and poster, reports on results of WSW to the UN and other stakeholders, and performs functions necessary to maintain any organization, such as fund-raising and administration. The Association does this work throughout the year.
WSWA continually seeks volunteers with relevant skills, a passion for space, motivation, and availability. To attract and retain high-quality volunteers, we are happy to design a role which suits the needs of both WSWA and the volunteer.
In addition to the satisfaction of helping make World Space Week bigger and increasing its impacts across society, WSWA volunteers get a unique networking opportunity, such as with the UN COPUOS, space agencies, aerospace corporations, and the multitude of WSW-participating organizations globally.
Areas where WSWA needs volunteers include:
- Human resources
- Media relations (TV, radio, print media)
- Social media
- Development (fundraising, grant writing)
- Video editor
- Marketing WSW to the space, astronomy, and education sectors at the global level
- Web and php developers
- Imagery IT (improving our process for collecting & sharing WSW imagery)
- Data management
- Salesforce applications
- Project management
- G Suite administration
- Annual report editor
- Graphic design
- Educational resources coordinator
If you can help us in a role not listed here, please contact us to see if we need help in your field of expertise. If you are interested in any of global volunteer positions, please contact WSWA Executive Director Maruška Strah.
2) National and Local Levels
Although WSW is represented in over 80 countries (see the list here), there are still many countries where we have no National Coordinator. The National Coordinator is the linking pin between the global team and the event organizers, national and local media and key contacts in a country (min. 2 hours per week).
If you are interested, please contact our National Coordinator Manager Mr. Armengol Torres to get an application form and volunteer job description.
If there is a National Coordinator in your country, you can volunteer as a Local Coordinator or you can offer to assist the National Coordinator. If you are interested in these roles, please contact your National Coordinator.
3) Other Ways to Get Involved
You can also work independently to support World Space Week in many ways. For example, you can:
- Organize a small event during WSW, October 4-10, and add it to the global calendar. For example, speak to a classroom about space.
- Use social media to promote awareness of WSW and encourage friends to hold or attend an event that week
Be part of the largest network of space organizations on Earth!
Thank you for your support for World Space Week!