Volunteer for the Utility Exploration Center to help make a difference in your community, meet new friends, be creative and share your passion and skills in a fun and stimulating environment.

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  • 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


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

Big Trucks Summer

The Big Trucks Summer Events will be held the first 4-Thursdays in June (6/2, 6/9 @ Mahany Park; 6/16 & 6/23 @Maidu Park), from 9am-11am.  Volunteer shifts are from 7:30-12:00pm.  
Join in volunteering at our action packed Big Trucks Summer event.  Help in educating our visitors on the wonders of our City of Roseville Utilities.  At each event, we will have truck demonstrations, games and activities for truck lovers of all ages.  We will explore a different utility each week.  To learn more go to Roseville.ca.us/bigtrucks
Child and teacher in exploration center

In the Center and community outreach

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

School program assistance

Interpretive Tour Docents help us provide group learning experiences in program demonstrations and school tours for children ranging from Preschool through 6th Grade. Assist with exhibit hall tours and curriculum-based classes to local school children (1st – 6th grade) and Girl Scouts. We offer 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 and family programs

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, Big Trucks Summer, Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza and Count Watts’ Spooktacular.

Teen volunteers at exploration center event

Teen volunteers

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