Guard Volunteers

Rocket Launch

At rocket launches you can load rockets onto the launcher or help kids fire them into the air at the control box. Every launch is full of energy and excitement. In about 30 minutes you’ll help the STARBASE staff blast 30-50 student designed rockets into the air.

C-130 Tours

You know about the C-130 because you work with it every day. C-130 tours are a great time to share your knowledge with kids. School year and summer tours are about 30-40 minutes and give you an opportunity to share about the aircraft and the mission of the MN Air National Guard.

Graduation Volunteer

The kids have worked hard all week. Graduations are the time to reflect on their accomplishments and look to the future. As the graduation volunteer you will engage with a group of students in a guided Q&A session for 20-30 minutes. A STARBASE instructor acts as the MC and you are the special guest!

Mentoring 2.0

After their week at STARBASE, our students go back to school. The Mentoring 2.0 program was created to stay connected with kids and support their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. As a mentor, you will join other military volunteers at a local school and interact with students during a 1-2 hour block of time.  The 2.0 mentoring program is typically scheduled weekly. For questions about STARBASE 2.0 Mentoring, please call Kim Van Wie: 612-713-2530.