Volunteer with Us

We welcome volunteers in the classroom, on field trips and with certain tasks at school or at home. Certain activities or field trips would not be possible without the active participation of our volunteers. Contact us about ways you can volunteer with our school.

Visit the CBE website for more information on volunteering, including the required registration and Police Information Check. (Please note, guest speakers or visitors to the school, and parents/guardians assisting their own child only are not considered to be volunteers and do not require a police information check.) 

Volunteering for an Off-Site Activity

If you want to volunteer with an off-site activity, please keep in mind: 

  • Volunteers on an activity are considered as representatives of the Calgary Board of Education and are subject to the same expectations as staff

  • Volunteers are subject to the requirements of CBE Administrative Regulation 5003 – Volunteers, which includes an application and a police security screening check

  • Volunteers are covered by the CBE’s liability insurance policy while performing their assigned duties

  • Volunteers are covered by WCB while performing their duties

  • Volunteers receive direction from and are accountable to the teacher-in-charge

Get Involved!

Say I DO to our students and volunteer with one of our many initiatives! There is no shortage of ways to get involved! It is critical that each of us give some of our time and talent to the school – it really does make the difference for our students’
educational experience. Please visit our Sign-Up Genius site to let us know which committee or project you are interested in or willing to help out with – an individual committee representative will get back to you with specifics! We appreciate our commitment to our students and our school!

Volunteer Opportunities at Our School

Class Representative

Class Representatives play a vital role in our school, acting as the central contact person for each class. Class Reps facilitate communication between the teacher and the students and families and are responsible for sending out communications from the school to all families in the class. If you are interested in being a Class Rep, please contact your child’s teacher

Oktoberfest

The William Reid Fundraising Society has two primary fundraisers which happen in alternating years. Oktoberfest, which is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2017, is one of them. Funds from Oktoberfest enable our students to enjoy a vast array of activities ranging from art to sport to dance. The committee needs members as well as volunteers for silent auction items, and the event.

Grounds Committee

Naturalized Area Committee is requesting volunteers to join in the maintenance of the nature garden of the school. Did you know that the CBE does not maintain any of this landscaped area? We rely solely on parent volunteers to prune, water and maintain this area. If you have an interest in learning about gardening or are already keen, please join us and spend some time outdoors. Many hands make light work! If you can help, please contact the Grounds Committee Chair – Laurie Barr (swishbarr@gmail.com)

Special Lunch

William Reid offers a special lunch option for students once a month. We are in need of a new coordinator!! Our amazing previous coordinator, Cheryl, is willing to assist in the transition. It is a minimal time commitment, including coordinating volunteers via Signup Genius and the Class Reps, meeting the vendors and helping parent volunteers on special lunch days. Parents can also help during the lunch hour in their child’s classroom on special lunch days. We would love for this program to continue so if you are interested please contact Cheryl Strachan (cheryl@sweetspotnutrition.ca).

EvenStart Christmas Hampers

Every year, William Reid students and their families 'adopt' families in need through the support of the charity, Evenstart, in their endeavor to help families in need within the Calgary Area. If you are interested in helping out on the Evenstart committee please contact the School Council (wrchair@gmail.com).

Carnaval

William Reid School will host its annual Carnaval D’Hiver on February 20 – 23, 2018. It is a fun, family-oriented week, with activities and events happening throughout the week in and out of the classroom. This year we are looking for new Chairs to head our Carnaval committee, as well as additional volunteers to help. Last year’s committee chairs, Tina Skolaude and Jennifer Larke, are available to assist the new chairs. The more volunteers we have, the less the work load will be. For more information, please contact Jennifer Larke (Jennifer.larke@yahoo.ca).

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Every year the parents host a luncheon to show our appreciation for our fantastic school staff. A small committee organizes the event but all parents are asked to contribute a dish. Class Reps help to organize who will bring what for the big day. This year’s luncheon will be held on June 14, 2018 at noon. If you are interested in helping out on the Luncheon committee please contact School Council (wrchair@gmail.com).

Volunteer

Get Involved!

Say I DO to our students and volunteer with one of our many initiatives! There is no shortage of ways to get involved! It is critical that each of us give some of our time and talent to the school – it really does make the difference for our students’
educational experience. Please visit our Sign-Up Genius site to let us know which committee or project you are interested in or willing to help out with – an individual committee representative will get back to you with specifics! We appreciate our commitment to our students and our school!

Volunteer Opportunities at Our School

Class Representative

Class Representatives play a vital role in our school, acting as the central contact person for each class. Class Reps facilitate communication between the teacher and the students and families and are responsible for sending out communications from the school to all families in the class. If you are interested in being a Class Rep, please contact your child’s teacher

Oktoberfest

The William Reid Fundraising Society has two primary fundraisers which happen in alternating years. Oktoberfest, which is scheduled for Oct. 14, 2017, is one of them. Funds from Oktoberfest enable our students to enjoy a vast array of activities ranging from art to sport to dance. The committee needs members as well as volunteers for silent auction items, and the event.

Grounds Committee

Naturalized Area Committee is requesting volunteers to join in the maintenance of the nature garden of the school. Did you know that the CBE does not maintain any of this landscaped area? We rely solely on parent volunteers to prune, water and maintain this area. If you have an interest in learning about gardening or are already keen, please join us and spend some time outdoors. Many hands make light work! If you can help, please contact the Grounds Committee Chair – Laurie Barr (swishbarr@gmail.com)

Special Lunch

William Reid offers a special lunch option for students once a month. We are in need of a new coordinator!! Our amazing previous coordinator, Cheryl, is willing to assist in the transition. It is a minimal time commitment, including coordinating volunteers via Signup Genius and the Class Reps, meeting the vendors and helping parent volunteers on special lunch days. Parents can also help during the lunch hour in their child’s classroom on special lunch days. We would love for this program to continue so if you are interested please contact Cheryl Strachan (cheryl@sweetspotnutrition.ca).

EvenStart Christmas Hampers

Every year, William Reid students and their families 'adopt' families in need through the support of the charity, Evenstart, in their endeavor to help families in need within the Calgary Area. If you are interested in helping out on the Evenstart committee please contact the School Council (wrchair@gmail.com).

Carnaval

William Reid School will host its annual Carnaval D’Hiver on February 20 – 23, 2018. It is a fun, family-oriented week, with activities and events happening throughout the week in and out of the classroom. This year we are looking for new Chairs to head our Carnaval committee, as well as additional volunteers to help. Last year’s committee chairs, Tina Skolaude and Jennifer Larke, are available to assist the new chairs. The more volunteers we have, the less the work load will be. For more information, please contact Jennifer Larke (Jennifer.larke@yahoo.ca).

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Every year the parents host a luncheon to show our appreciation for our fantastic school staff. A small committee organizes the event but all parents are asked to contribute a dish. Class Reps help to organize who will bring what for the big day. This year’s luncheon will be held on June 14, 2018 at noon. If you are interested in helping out on the Luncheon committee please contact School Council (wrchair@gmail.com).

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