The Yuri’s Night Global Team is seeking highly motivated and dedicated space individuals to assist with outreach efforts across the globe for Yuri’s Night, the World Space Party.
Every April, hundreds of thousands of people take part in Yuri’s Night, a global celebration of humanity’s past, present and future in space. Yuri’s Night events combine space education and scientific discovery with revelry and partying, and are held at homes, colleges, museums, bars, and other venues around the world. Members of the Yuri’s Night Global Team volunteer to provide support, coordination, and resources for the hundreds of Yuri’s Night parties that take place each year.
Members of the Global Team’s outreach team (led by Community Manager Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto) are responsible for engaging with their local communities and networks to spread the Yuri’s Night message and encourage people to register and host Yuri’s Night events. All outreach positions are volunteer-based, with flexible work schedules dependent on the team member’s availability. Volunteers will be required primarily through the end of April 2017, though those who wish to join the Global Team for future Yuri’s Nights are welcome.
To learn more or express your interest in volunteering, please contact Veronica Ann Zabala-Aliberto (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately. The Yuri’s Night team wants to see as many people as possible around the world dream, explore, and celebrate at Yuri’s Night this April!
- Assistant Director of Outreach (International Affairs)
- Regional Organizer: regions include, but are not limited to, the USA, Canada, Central America, South America, Europe, Western Europe, Africa, Asia, Turkey, the Middle East, Oceania, and “virtual worlds”
- Community Liaison: communities include, but are not limited to, preschools/primary schools, middle/high schools, universities, science centers, space analogue stations (e.g. the Mars Desert Research Station), space and science conferences, and spaceports
- Translators: Arabic, Turkish
About Yuri’s Night
Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.
Yuri’s Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. These events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue.
In 2011, the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, over 100,000 people attended 567 officially-recognized events in 75 countries on all 7 continents, while tens of thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life.