If you are considering a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), are interested in science, or just want to earn some community service credit, we would love to have you volunteer to help at the North Bay Science Discovery Day, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.
Depending on your wants, there are four options. We’re sure that one will meet your needs and interests.
1. The highest level of volunteering is the Mini-Internships. Interns should be interested in exploring a STEM field as a possible career. As an Intern, you will spend at least five hours at a business or agency learning about what they do, about their Discovery Day presentation and how you will help with that. Then you will help with the presentation on the event day for at least five hours. This is a GREAT opportunity for students who have an interest in STEM careers.
The available Internships depend on the requests from exhibitors, but we hope to be able to match Interns with exhibitors in a field that is of interest to the student.
To find out more about the Mini-Internship option, talk to a College and Career Counselor, or contact Brandon Jewell, of the Career Technical Education Foundation, at
2. Some students may not be able to do the five hour pre-event training required for the Mini-Internship, but may still be interested in spending time helping an exhibitor with their presentation. If that’s you, you may be interested in the Exhibitor Assistant positions. Exhibitor Assistants will come to Discovery Day on the day of the event from 9:30 until 4:00, and will receive “on the job” training in the presentation. They will also have some time “off” to explore the many other great exhibits at Discovery Day.
We already have requests for around 30 Exhibitor Assistants from exhibitors in a variety of fields!
3 and 4. Some students may not be able to spend the whole day helping an exhibitor at Discovery Day, or may not be all that interested in science but simply want community service credit. Those students should consider either being a Student Setup Volunteer during setup (8:00 – 10:00 a.m.) or a Student Wrap-up Volunteer at the end of the day (3:30-5:30 p.m.).
If you are interested in being an Exhibitor Assistant, Setup Volunteer, or Wrap-up Volunteer, have your Work-Based Learning Coordinator, teacher, or parent contact our Student Volunteer Coordinator, Mike Roa by email, or you may contact him yourself at firstname.lastname@example.org
We also encourage you to explore this Discovery Day Web site to find out more about the event.