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UWG is run entirely by volunteers – and we’d love your help.

As those of you who’ve been to the UWG before know, part of the reason that it’s such success is the work of our volunteers! AND, best of all, no experience is needed!! All training is provided on the spot.

You may be thinking, “Well, I’ve never been to a UWG before. I don’t know how things are done. I can’t volunteer.”

Never fear!! Volunteering is a great way to get to know others at the conference. There are opportunities for those that might feel more outgoing (Greeters), those that are more reserved (Registration/T-shirts/Henna), and those that are good for everyone (Family Fun Night). There are opportunities that your children can help you with– Family Fun Night being a really good choice, but depending on your child they may be able to be helpful with just about any of the other positions.

Keep reading for more information about the volunteer positions.  If you think you might be interested in helping, please feel free to indicate your interest on your registration form.  Note that this is an expression of interest and not a commitment. If you indicate interest, I’ll be in contact with more information about signing up. If you’ve already registered, feel free to check back later for a link to sign-up or email me, Karen Beaton, at: registration@unschoolerswaterparkgathering.com.


Help people get checked in to the conference- collect needed information, hand out conference name badges and other conference information.

T-shirt/Onsite Registration

Hand out preordered T-shirts/totebags and help sell any extras.  Help register people on site.

Fairy Godparents Sign-Up or Pick-up Table Staffer 

This job involves sitting at the Fairy Godparents table to help people fill out their fairy godparents forms and answer any questions they may have about how fairy godparents works. If you’ve participated in fairy godparents in the past, this may be a good job for you. If not, we can provide you with all of the information you need. For pick-up, you’ll be helping people select a fairy godchild and record the information.

Family Fun Night

We’ll need volunteers for: face painting, hair spray, temp tattoos, balloon animal tamers 😉 . In addition, we’ll need people to help with group games and ice breakers. To help those conference-goers who may be introverted and not into the large-group scene, we also hope to have some icebreakers in quieter areas of the conference center so would love to have some volunteers to help with this as well. Keep an eye out for more information about help needed in this category!

Henna Fun Night

We need a few volunteers to help with the Henna Fun Night Tuesday night. Setting up, helping distribute supplies to people as they arrive, and other things– and help cleaning up afterward. This is a really great activity. If you’re interested in helping decorate others, your help is welcome also.

Friendship Ambassador Sign-up

Staff the Friendship Ambassador table to tell people what’s expected of friendship ambassadors, help people sign up to be a friendship ambassador, and handout friendship ambassador buttons to those that agree to serve.