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Volunteers Needed For WQPT's Biggest Event of the Year

September 19, 2023

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MOLINE, IL – "It was the best day of my life!" WQPT PBS is seeking volunteers for Imagination Station, their biggest children's event of the year. Held on Saturday, Oct. 14, with thousands of children attending, volunteers will assist with set-up, activity stations, costumed PBS characters and other fun tasks. All events will be held on the Moline campus.

As a volunteer, you will have an awesome time, too! This is an opportunity to join WQPT in educating curious children while gaining heartfelt experiences and memories.

Those interested in volunteering can sign up at this link: A variety of PBS characters – everyone from Daniel Tiger to Rosie – will be part of the day's entertainment. They will all occupy their own learning stations, offering activities and presenting useful resources.

In addition to visits with their favorite PBS characters, kids will be able to read alongside therapy dogs, get creative with art, music and dance and explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Additionally, each attendee will receive a free book.

The event is open free to all attending, with an anticipated attendance of over 4,000 people.

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WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University.

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