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While COVID-19 Measures are in Place

In-person visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in CBE schools 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. Currently, parent volunteers are not permitted in the school building. However, we are optimistic that we will find ways to work with parent volunteers later in the school year.​

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​​​

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Bingo for Music

Throughout the year the Music Parent Society needs volunteers work at the Bingo Barn. Volunteers earn money for the Society as well as earning cash credits towards a camp/tour. Please contact the music room at 403-253-2261 ext. 2158 if you would like to volunteer and earn $50 credit to any of our trips.


Host an International Student

CBE and the Canada Homestay Network have a number of homestay hosting opportunities coming up. We invite you to welcome an international student studying at Henry Wise Wood into your family for one semester or a full year.

You provide

  • a private bedroom, three meals per day, an English-only environment and a caring home atmosphere.

We provide

  • a student carefully matched with your family, 24/7 emergency support, a monthly stipend (about $800) to defray expenses, and the opportunity to make a new friend for life. For more information visit www.whyihost.ca/calgary or call CHN at 403-456-6426. Also see the online application.
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