​​​Volunteer with Us

While COVID-19 Measures are in Place

In-person visitors and volunteers will be allowed in CBE schools only if they are scheduled in advance at this time. ​This includes guest speakers, sports-team coaches and artists in residence. Individuals are encouraged to communicate with the school through email or by phone. 

Please visit our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information. Our plan is subject to change throughout the school year as more information becomes available.

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 for an off-site activity, please keep in mind: 

  • Volunteers on an activity are considered 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​​​


Volunteers needed for "wee read"

The "wee read" program targets Kindergarten and grade 1 students. Teachers identify the learners in their classroom who would be good candidates for this program and are then paired with a trained volunteer. Volunteers come once a week for 8 weeks for a 30 minute session. This experience builds confidence in reading, speaking and comprehending. 

We are looking for volunteer tutors for "we read"! Contact Camille Jensen

Volunteers needed for "Read Up!"

The "Read Up!" program boosts confidence and joy in reading for grade one and two students at a critical time in their development to help all students become grade-level readers. Volunteers receive advanced training and are paired with a student for two 45-minute sessions each week for total of about 40 sessions. Students, selected by their teacher to participate in Read Up, will work with their tutor for 18-20 weeks. Students gain confidence in reading, responding and comprehension. 

For more information or to inquire about volunteering contact:
Camille Jensen, Calgary Reads Parent Coordinator or
Allison Coulling, Teacher Coordinator

We Appreciate Our Volunteers Very Much

Parents are encouraged to volunteer at Chinook Park School. We require assistance in many areas of the school and appreciate any help that we can get. For security and safety reasons, please enter via the front doors and check in at the office. All volunteers will be given a tag to identify them. We want to ensure that your child’s safety is of the most utmost importance to us.

To volunteer at Chinook Park School, participants must:

  • Complete the annual CBE Volunteer Registration form.
  • Obtain a Police Information Check (security clearance) from the Calgary Police Service. Bring one piece of government ID that has a photo on it, such as a current driver’s licence or passport, to the school office. You will be provided with additional information on how to continue your application through the Calgary Police Service. Clearance is valid for 5 years once processed. 
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