World Water Day - Youth Taking Action Event Support

Purpose of the Role:

CAWST's annual World Water Day event offers an opportunity to explore local and global water issues, with a showcase of CAWST's Youth Wavemakers action projects. The event takes place from 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at SAIT.  

Volunteers are crucial to the success of our events, and we are looking for dedicated individuals to join our World Water Day team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Photographers (2 positions, 4:30-7)

  • Capture the excitement of the event for CAWST publications and social media
  • Photography experience is require, CAWST will provide a digital SLR camera

Photo Booth (2 positions, 4:00-7:30)

  • Support our photographer in setting up and taking down the photo booth
  • Encourage attendees to use the photo booth
  • Assist attendees in picking out props and arranging the shot

Registration and Information Booth (3 positions, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm)

  • Support set-up and take down of Registration Booth
  • Welcome attendees and provide an overview of the evening
  • Maintain guest list and attendee numbers
  • Explain water droplet activity to guests, and hand out paper water drops

Get Involved Table (2 positions, 4:00pm -7:30pm)

  • Encourage guests to Pledge to Take Action
  • Let people know how they can get involved with CAWST
  • Collect donations from guests wishing to contribute.

Kids Colouring Table (2 positions, 4:00 – 7:30 pm)

  • Support the set up and take down of the kids colouring table
  • Assist children with colouring and giving out stamps
  • Facilitate the 3 pile sort game
  • Maintain a safe environment for young kids

Make Your Own Button Booth (2 positions, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm)

  • Support the set up and take down of the Make your Own Button Booth
  • Help attendees make their own buttons
  • Maintain a safe environment for young kids

Poop Toss Table (1 position, 4:00-7:30)

  • Assist kids (and adults) with our fun and engaging poop toss table activity

Walter the Water Drop or Icky the Poo Mascots (2 position, 5:00-7:00)

  • Wear our Walter the Water Drop Costume
  • Circulate around the event, giving high-fives to young kids and posing in pictures when requested

Take Down (3 Positions, 7:00- 8:00)

  • Support CAWST staff to take down the event
  • Support the Youth Wavemakers in packing up their materials
  • Ensure that event space is properly prepared and safe for the general public, and that a ‘leave no trace’ policy is adhered to at the end of day

Orientation and Training:

A mandatory one-hour orientation held at the CAWST office in Calgary, or delivered through a webinar - TBD

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Outgoing and engaging
  • Ability to lift and carry (set up & take down teams: up to 50 pounds)
  • Knowledge about CAWST or a willingness to learn about our organization
  • Knowledge about the international WASH sector, and/or international development issues

Department and Supervision:  Public Engagement & Donor Initiatives, Public Engagement Officer


  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Irene Lewis Atrium, Stan Grad Centre, Building M on the SAIT Campus Map

1301 16th Avenue


  • The closest parking lot is P2. Your parking will be free for the event. More details to come. Volunteers are also encouraged to take the C-train as there is a stop located at SAIT.

Time Requirements:

  • Event: Tuesday March 19, 4:00 – 8:00 pm (Time varies with volunteer roles)


If you are already a CAWST volunteer, and you wish to apply for this volunteer position, you can sign up for a shift or contact Amanda Deis at [email protected] with the title of the volunteer position you are applying for in the subject line.  If you are new to CAWST, please complete the Volunteer Sign up Form so we can get you started!

Additional comments:       

All CAWST volunteers are invited to participate in a 4 day training workshop of their choice after completion of 40 volunteer hours.  CAWST welcomes volunteers searching for work experience, and is happy to provide letters of reference to interested volunteers.

Date: 03/19/2019 (Tue.)

Location: SAIT - Irene Lewis Atrium

Created by:   Amanda Deis
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Time (MST) Available Slot
4:00pm - 7:30pm  

Photobooth (2)

Assist our photographer and booth attendees


Registration Booth (3)

Welcome guests, hand out name tags, and explain our water drop activity

2 of 3 slots filled
Akhin Pramod
Meghan Cobb

Kids Colouring table (2)

Assist children with colouring and stamps

1 of 2 slots filled
Gina Yee

Make your own Button Booth (2)

Assist participants to create their own buttons

All slots filled
Taisiya Chuchvaha
Alexandra Castaneda Martinez

Poop Toss table

Assist participants playing with our Poop Toss Table

Alana-Rose Lynes

Get Involved Table (2)

Let guests know how they can get involved with CAWST , pledge to take action

1 of 2 slots filled
Darren R
4:30pm - 7:00pm  

Event Photographers (2)

Capture the event

All slots filled
Cuong Huynh
Lindsay Sullivan
I'm looking forward to it! I will bring my own camera.
5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Mascots (2)

Circulate through the event in the Walter the Water Drop, or Icky the Poo costume

7:00pm - 8:00pm  

Take Down (3)

Support staff and youth groups to take down the event


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