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.
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.
Education Team for Community Events
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.
Connect others to the Children’s Science Center initiative by inviting them to events; training is provided.
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.
Assist in developing hands-on activities, exhibits, programs, and demonstrations to educate and excite children about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Marketing 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.
Help with advance preparation and/or assist during special events.
Assist the Children’s Science Center’s Education Team with weekly Summer STEM Camp. Apply here.
Lab Summer Internship Opportunities
Join the team at the Children’s Science Center Lab as a Lab Summer Intern facilitating activities and designing a new Lab activity.
Writing 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.