Volunteer Opportunities

Shape the future. Volunteer.

Did you ever wonder why you had to learn math in school? STARBASE kids do, too. The cool thing is, now you know the answer! Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are what the real world is made of. You know. Because you build it everyday.

Ever dream of being a rock star but know more about carbon fiber than guitar chords? At STARBASE Scientists are the stars! Our students are energized by seeing real world careers and meeting the people who live them.

We teach the science of rockets. But you don't have to be a rocket scientist to volunteer. From loading model rockets onto a launcher to participating in a Q & A session, STARBASE makes volunteering easy. We've thought through every volunteer scenario and developed resources to help you make the most of your valuable time.

Not sure what to say to a group? Our presentation outlines will guide you through. Don't think your field is relevant to kids? Our volunteer coordinator will help you connect the dots. And at every volunteer event there are STARBASE instructors at your side to make the experience as smooth and impactful as possible.


Our volunteers include:

  • parents
  • grandparents
  • teachers
  • older siblings
  • business professionals
  • your profession here...

Call Jeff Gabriel at 785.646.5730 or email jeff@kansasstarbase.org for more information.

Thank you for your support!

STARBASE Profiles

Major General Lee Tafanelli

The relationship between the Kansas National Guard and DoD STARBASE is a remarkable one. We are proud to help DoD STARBASE provide hours of hands-on learning for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts, or STEM to daily life. More than 200 school districts from 53 counties have participated in the Kansas DoD STARBASE program since 1993. With this amazing youth program, we have reached more than 60,000 students in Kansas.

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What They're Saying

“STARBASE is a science and math place, it's awesome. One thing I did is pop goes the fizz.” —V McMahon, Student, Prairie Elementary