CityStuff volunteers represent a microcosm of what makes Carlsbad a well-run city and a wonderful place to live. Bringing their unique expertise and life experiences to the classroom, volunteers are comprised of an eclectic, dynamic mix of professionals, leaders, and individuals dedicated to improving their community. Volunteers have included an airline pilot, Carlsbad Unified School District board trustees, retired principals and teachers, current PTA officials and parents, a city attorney, high-achieving college students, local business leaders and members of the public who learned about the program and decided to participate.
What does a volunteer do?
To prepare for the CityStuff program, all volunteers receive three hours of training in the use of materials and techniques of classroom management.
Volunteers then work in solo or in two-person teams, devoting one hour per week in the classroom for a total of six weeks.
Using the materials provided, volunteers show students why and how a city plans, what kinds of businesses comprise the local economy and how government officials make decisions.
Volunteer for the CityStuff school program!
Join the City of Carlsbad colleagues and volunteers from the business community and general public to bring CityStuff to 60+ third-grade classrooms in Carlsbad. We’ll be introducing some 1,200 students to their Carlsbad world!