Welcome Volunteers

The California Invention Convention is always in need of helpful volunteers of all ages. If you are passionate about helping students learn, enabling their inquisitive and creative nature, or just love kids and innovation, you’re the perfect person to get involved.

To keep our costs low and our student scholarships as high as possible, the Invention Convention relies on our very small staff and a talented pool of local volunteers.  No matter what your age or profession, if you love working with students and believe in the importance of teaching our youth critical thinking skills, we’d love to talk with you about a role as a volunteer on our team.

Looking to fulfill hours with your service club or internship with a great non-profit organization? We welcome high school and college student volunteers as well!

Learn more about how to become a volunteer by contacting us.


Registration for Event Volunteers opens February 14, 2024.   Volunteers are needed for Friday, April 12 and Saturday April 13. All volunteer work is done at the venue – California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento

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

Friday, April 12th: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (We don’t need any more volunteers for Friday- thank you to 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  (All volunteers will have the chance to visit the Exhibit Hall after 11:00 AM to see the inventions and talk with the inventors) – We are in particular need of volunteers between 7:00 AM – 11: 00 AM
  • 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"