Volunteer forClick to Volunteer the Utility Exploration Center to help make a difference in your community. We welcome people with a range of backgrounds and experience. Most of all, we are looking for those who have a love of learning and sharing ideas, a passion for living sustainably and a commitment to giving back to the Roseville community. Volunteering at the Center brings opportunities to meet people and make new friends, to learn, to be creative, to teach and to share your passion and skills in a fun and stimulating environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 14 years of age or older (must be 20 or older to be an Interpretive Docent)
  • Desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Experience working with children
  • Basic computer skills
  • 1 year commitment or commitment to work four (4) special events / 9 month school year commitment for teen volunteers

QUESTIONS:

  • Contact Cammie Schmerzler, volunteer coordinator, at (916) 746-1550 or via email at cschmerzler@roseville.ca.us.
  • Find out about other volunteer opportunities with the City of Roseville at our jobs page.

Child and teacher in exploration center

VISITOR CENTER - OUTREACH - CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Introduce the community to the wonders of the Utility Exploration Center!

Assist with staffing the Exhibit Hall, workshops and outreach booths. Volunteers are integral in creating a welcoming environment for our visitors. When staffing the Exhibit Hall, our volunteers help with the interactive exhibits, answer a variety of visitor questions, provide general assistance and support our mission through interpretive and administrative projects provided by staff. Volunteers can also assist staff at workshops and outreach events. We will provide training opportunities to help grow your knowledge of Utilities as you become a Utility ambassador for the City of Roseville.



children in classroom

INTERPRETIVE DOCENTS:
Help young minds grow! Lead exhibit hall tours and teach curriculum-based classes to local school children (1st – 6th grade) and Girl Scouts.

Interpretive Tour Docents help us provide group learning experiences in program demonstrations and school tours for children ranging from Preschool through 6th Grade. We will train you to present hands-on/minds-on school programs focused on waste reduction, energy conservation, watershed protection and water efficiency. Help empower new generations of school children and Girl Scouts to become “Planet Protectors” and take their newfound knowledge to make important changes at home.

volunteer with children at exploration center event

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Join in the fun of interacting with the community!

At our free family events, you might find us tossing bean bags into the toilet, orchestrating a garbage truck parade, creating a life size creek scene or talking to a robot trash can. Volunteers assist with every aspect of our events - preparation, setup, teardown and running activities. Without our volunteers’ support, we would not be able to host these exciting events. Our special events include: Bird and Bug Bonanza (February), Big Trucks Summer (July), Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza (August) and Count Watts’ Spooktacular (October). 

Click here to volunteer for Bird and Bug Bonanza!


Teen volunteers at exploration center event

TEEN VOLUNTEERS:
Gain new experiences and insight through giving back and helping others. Grow your leadership, communication and interpretive skills.

Looking for volunteer hours for school or thinking about a career in Customer Service, Museum Studies or Environmental Interpretation? Join us some weekday afternoons or Saturdays to get first-hand experience as you explore future career options. Assist with staffing the Exhibit Hall, greeting families and assisting visitors as they explore our interactive exhibits. You can also help support our mission through small interpretive and administrative projects provided by staff.