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 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



Parents Add Immeasurable Value

Parents are a valued component of our school program and they are encouraged to participate in school activities. The success of our school program is greatly assisted by reliable volunteers. A parent volunteer form to help coordinate the involvement of volunteers will be sent home early in September.

Activities and special events such as reading with children, providing special programs, assisting with field trips, homeroom representatives, etc., are greatly dependent on regular volunteers.

We have had strong support from our students’ families in the past for field trips and special events offered in the course of the school year. We welcome parents attending on such occasions where room and/or transport allow. We look forward to a continuation of such support and involvement.

Where parents wish to visit the school and classrooms outside of these occasions, they are asked to arrange these times in advance with the teacher or the volunteer coordinator. 

Volunteer Drivers

In the event that volunteer drivers are needed to support a school activity, driver’s abstract requirements are a part of the screening process and are valid only for the current school year. Volunteer registrations and security clearances must also be in place. These must be arranged well in advance.

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