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Children's Water Education Council
c/o Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd.,
Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7
Phone: (519)748-1914
Fax: (519)748-0009
Email: rsusan@cwec.ca

Volunteer Central | Quick Facts

Calling All Volunteers

Children's Water Festival

NEEDS YOU
at our Spring and Fall Festivals

Why Should I Help?
The Children's Water Festival aims to educate students and their communities about respecting and conserving valuable water resources so that they can help ensure a reliable water supply for the future. Almost 100 volunteers are needed each day to staff the activity centres.

Who Goes to the Festival?
More than 4,000 students from grades two through six will attend a children's water festival.

What Happens?
The Festival has many hands-on activity centres that challenge students to consider the importance of water to themselves as individuals and to society at large. The activity centres consist of five themes: Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Science, Water Technology and Changing Attitudes.

What Do You Get For Your Participation?
All volunteers receive a Certificate of Appreciation, a "Groundwater Festival" T-Shirt and lunch. The Groundwater Festival can be utilized for the 40 hour community volunteer requirements. (Based on your high school's approval)

How Much of My Time is Needed?
A minimum one day commitment is required to Volunteer at a Festival!  8:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

What is a Typical Day at the Festival Like?
8:00 am
Arrive at Festival location and meet at the Registration area. After registration and introductions, you will be taken to your activity centre for "hands-on" training.

9:30 - 10:30 am
Many elementary school students arrive to learn at the many activity centres - including yours!

12:00 - 12:45pm
Lunch  for volunteers.(Details from Festival Coordinator).

12:35 - 12:45pm
Return to your activity centre - students will have finished their lunch by this time and will be eager to continue with their festival activities.

2:20 - 2:30pm
Clean up your station and take inventory. Return to the registration area for a quick wrap up session. Head back to school/home.

How do I get Involved?

Contact your local Children's Water Festival Coordiator for more details!

The Children's Water Education Council gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. With $100 million in annual funding from the province's charitable gaming initiatives, the Foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social services sectors.