Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Registration Is Now Closed.
If you are interested but haven’t yet registered, contact us at cainventionconvention@gmail.com

The California Invention Convention continues to grow – with over 22,000 students participating in the program in 2023.  This year, in order to allow more students to participate in a state event, we are having TWO events – one for Southern California students and the other for Northern / Central California students which is being held on ApPril 13th at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.

This is our first live convention since before the pandemic – and we are very excited!

There is a lot of work involved in setting up and running our California Invention Convention   This year we expect between 175-200 students and 80 judges – so there is lots to prepare for. Your willing hands mean that we are able put on the best event possible to acknowledge and celebrate young inventors from Northern and Central California.

We hope that you will join us this year as a volunteer — and we ask that you reach out to friends and colleagues and invite them to register.  All are welcome!!!  A

All volunteer work is done at the venue – which is located in the heart of Old Sacramento Waterfront — where there are lots of things to do!

California State Railroad Museum, 111 I Street, Sacramento

What are some of the tasks that volunteers will be doing?

Friday, April 12th 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (We no longer need volunteers for Friday- thank you everyone!!)

  • Stuff backpacks with giveaway items
  • Create Judge packets
  • Set up check in areas
  • Set up exhibit hall
  • Set up T-shirt ad backpack tables
  • Set up judges training area
Saturday, April 13th 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM – We are in particular need of volunteers from 7:00AM-11:00AM
(All volunteers will have the chance to visit the Exhibit Hall after 11:00 AM to see the inventions and talk with the inventors)
  • Check in Judges
  • Check in Students
  • Hand out backpacks
  • Help students with T-shirt
  • Escort students to hall
  • Guide students to judging circles / Answer questions
  • Clean up judge room
  • Staff T-shirts table  (this ends at 2:30 PM)
"Kids Inventing Their Future"