Student Volunteers

Upcoming Volunteer Events & Opportunities 

Listed below are a handful of volunteer events and opportunities available to any students or staff members wanting an open and insightful experience with the Earth Sciences Museum. Events are usually lengthy and one-time occurrences but volunteers have the opportunity to pick a day to lessen the load. Other opportunities at the museum, such as tours, are usually shorter and occur more frequently. 

We have something for everybody! Please look through our tables of volunteer events and opportunities to decide what is best for you. 


Please contact earthmuseum@uwaterloo.ca if you would like to become a volunteer!

Volunteer Events

Event Date and Time Location Other Information
Ancaster Gem and Mineral Show

Friday September 28th, 2018: 9:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday September 29th, 2018: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday September 30th, 2018: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, ON, Canada, L0R 1R0

Ancaster Gem Show

University of Waterloo Gem and Mineral Show

Friday October 26th, 2018: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Saturday October 27th, 2018: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

University of Waterloo - Earth Sciences Museum UW Gem & Mineral Show
London Gem and Mineral Show

Saturday November 17th, 2018: 10am - 6pm

Sunday November 18th, 2018: 10am - 5pm

845 Florence Street, London, ON N5W 6G6​, Canada

London Gem & Mineral Show

Other Volunteer Opportunities & Tours 

Tours Date Time Location Other
Family Days at the Earth Museum

September 22nd, 2018

November 24th, 2018

December 15th, 2018

Dinosaurs & Fossils tour: 11am - 12pm

Rocks & Minerals tour: 1pm - 2pm 

Earth Sciences Museum Family Days Event Page
Elementary School Groups

Various dates

Please contact earthmuseum@uwaterloo.ca if interested 

Between 8 am and 3 pm

Please contact earthmuseum@uwaterloo.ca if interested 

Earth Sciences Museum and school classrooms Elementary Group Tours Page
High School Groups

Various dates

Please contact earthmuseum@uwaterloo.ca if interested

Between 8 am and 3 pm

Please contact earthmuseum@uwaterloo.ca if interested 

Earth Sciences Museum and school classrooms High School Group Tours Page
Other Groups

Various dates

Please contact earthmuseum@uwaterloo.ca if interested

Various times

Please contact earthmuseum@uwaterloo.ca if interested 

Earth Sciences Museum Other Group Tours Page

Museum hours

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open all day Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Peter Russell Rock Garden (located outdoors) open to the public year round. Self-guided tours are available.

Admission is free! For more information, see Visit Us.

Scavenger hunts for kids ages 6 to 12+