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Volunteers need to arrive at the festival by 8:00 am on the day that they are helping out.


Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener.
Located at the corner of Homer Watson Boulevard and Huron Road. See map for more detailed instructions.


To educate elementary school students about respecting and conserving valuable water resources.


5,000 students - that's 1,000 students each day!


  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will spend most of the day standing
  • Wear something that you can put a Children's Groundwater Festival apron (provided for the day). You will get one in the morning when you arrive. It lets students, teachers, and parents know that you are an activity leader.
  • Activities run rain or shine - so please dress accordingly. Chances are, you will be outside most of the day. Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a bit dirty or wet.
  • Read through your training manual. It is short but will give you all the information you need to run your centre.


8:30 am
Arrive at the Waterloo Region Museum (WRM). See enclosed directions and site map. Please meet in the classroom of the WRM. After registration and introductions you will be taken to your activity centre for "hands-on" training.

9:30 - 10:30 am
Over 800 elementary school students arrive to learn at the 40 activity centres - including yours!

11:30 - 12 pm
Lunch provided free for volunteers. Lunch will be eaten at the Waterloo Region Museum (or delivered on-site). It will consist of a sandwich, fruit, drink, and a dessert. If you have a large appetite, please feel free to bring you own snacks.

11:55 pm
Return to your activity centre - students will have finished their lunch by this time and will be eager to continue with their festival activities.

1:45 pm - 2 pm
Clean up your station and take inventory. Return to the meeting room at the WRM for a 10 minute wrap up session. Head back to school/home. The kids thank you!

DOON'S PHONE NUMBER: 519- 748-1914. Please call us if you have any questions

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