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Volunteers

Volunteers

Our volunteers are the backbone of the Children’s Science Center. You don’t need a math or science background or any specific experience to help out; you just need a lot of enthusiasm and a little bit of time. It is a great way to get involved and have fun! Our corps of volunteers has done everything from staff our community programs to write for the newsletter and much more. We welcome and appreciate any help and any amount of time you can offer. Every year, hundreds of people volunteer with us! We offer a variety of opportunities for children, teens, adults and groups depending on your interests and availability:

  • Occasional, short term or regular commitment

  • Behind the scenes or direct interaction with children

  • Advance instructions and/or training may be provided.

  • At home, at our office, or around the region at our events

  • For important questions, email volunteer@childsci.org.

  • Special thanks to all of our current volunteers! See pictures from the last Volunteer Celebration.

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Adult Opportunities

  • 18 Years and Older

  • May require a completed background check

Opportunities Include:

Lab Volunteer

Engage guests and provide support to education staff during daily operations at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall.

Community Events

Interact directly with children to teach them about basic scientific concepts and assist with hands-on activities when the Children’s Science Center takes their hands-on STEM activities on the road.

Special Events in the Lab

Get your science fix by volunteering at these presentations, workshops, or other programs at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall, where having your support is greatly needed and appreciated.

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Youth Opportunities

  • Anyone between 16 and 17 years old

  • No background check needed. Parent/Guardian permission required.

Opportunities Include:

Lab Volunteer

Engage guests and provide support to education staff during daily operations at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall.

Community Events

Interact directly with children to teach them about basic scientific concepts and assist with hands-on activities when the Children’s Science Center takes their hands-on STEM activities on the road.

Special Events in the Lab

Get your science fix by volunteering at these presentations, workshops, or other programs at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall, where having your support is greatly needed and appreciated.

Internship Opportunities

Applications for our Summer Intern Programs are now closed. Thank you to those that applied!

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Family Team Opportunities

  • Teams made up of youth aged 13-15; plus an active, registered adult (18 years or older)

  • Some opportunities will require the adult to complete a background check..

Opportunities Include:

Lab Volunteer Teams

Engage guests and provide support to education staff during daily operations at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall.

Special Events in the Lab

Get your science fix by volunteering at these presentations, workshops, or other programs at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall, where having your support is greatly needed and appreciated.

Sign Up To Volunteer

Corporate Volunteers

The Children’s Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our Corporate Volunteer Program is for corporate and business groups who wish to contribute to the community through volunteer service for the Children’s Science Center. Volunteers are a vital resource in our efforts to deliver our mission of STEM-learning to thousands of families each year. While we welcome volunteers with specific skills, volunteers do not need a math or science background or even any specific experience! They just need a lot of enthusiasm and a little bit of time. Contact the Volunteer Team to learn about the many opportunities available to you and your colleagues at volunteer@childsci.org.