Adult Volunteer Opportunities

The Children’s Science Center has opportunities for volunteers to work in the following areas. All volunteer opportunities are for adults unless otherwise noted. Youth of all ages, please visit our Youth Volunteers section to see how you can get involved.

1Children's Science Center Lab Volunteer

Engage guests and provide support to education staff during daily operations at the Children’s Science Center Lab at Fair Oaks Mall. Advance instructions and/or training will be provided.

2Community Events Volunteer

Interact directly with children to teach them about basic scientific concepts and assist with a hands-on activity. Advance instructions and/or training will be provided. Open to those 16 years and older. Please review our Volunteer and Event FAQs. Youth, ages 13-16, please see our Youth Volunteers section for volunteer opportunities our community events.

3Community Ambassador

Raise awareness, inspire the community, and be a champion for children’s STEM learning. Network with leaders in our community to raise awareness and vital support for the Mission, Vision, and Goals of the Children’s Science Center. Learn More.

4Presenting Ambassador

Share information and encourage people to sign up for our newsletter by staffing an information table at our events; speak to local groups (PTAs, HOAs) about the Children’s Science Center. Training is provided.

5Marketing and Communications

Help raise awareness of the Children’s Science Center and our programs; write newsletter articles, support social media, design collateral, help with public relations, take photographs, and more.

6Writing and Fund Development

Identify funding sources for specific projects; help research, write, and/or review grant applications and proposals.


Help the Children’s Science Center administratively by maintaining database, tracking event attendance, etc.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Children’s Science Center. We value our volunteers as they are essential to meeting the mission to inspire a love of learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing unique opportunities to explore and create. The gift of your time and effort are important to us.

It is with great excitement that we announce upcoming changes to the program to better meet the needs of our mission.  Unfortunately, to allow our staff to focus all energies on these new initiatives, the volunteer application is currently closed. We anticipate the new and improved registration application will open in a few weeks.


We will be posting updates to this page, as well sending notices to all our current volunteers. For important questions, email