​​​​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​​​


Volunteers at Hugh A. Bennett

Volunteers continue to be a vital part of our school’s operation.

Volunteers can help:

  • Expand the variety of classroom activities
  • Teachers to spend more instructional time with students
  • Enrich the quality of school programs
  • Build understanding through involvement

Another goal of the volunteer program is to promote communication between school staff and parents as we work together to provide the best possible education for our children. Volunteers are understood to be agents of the CBE and are subject to the same expectations as employees in terms of student / teacher confidentiality and privacy.

Some of the volunteer programs Hugh A. Bennett has to offer include:

  • Classroom Volunteers: parents, grandparents and caregivers can volunteer on a regular basis in a classroom. Duties may include listening to children read, photocopying, and general classroom assistance.
  • Hugh A. Bennett School Council: This group plans and executes several activities throughout the year including fundraising, special lunch days, etc.

As in all schools and to protect each child, all volunteers are required to go through a police security clearance prior to volunteering.

Volunteer clearance is initiated in the school office and completed online. Clearances are valid for five years at all CBE schools.

We welcome visitors and volunteers to the school. We make the following requests:

  • Please sign in at the office upon arrival so we are aware you are in the school. As a security issue we ask you please do not walk through to classrooms at any time.
  • If volunteering please pre-arrange your visit with the staff member whom you are assisting and wear a volunteer name tag.

Transfer Volunteer Clearance

Have you volunteered in another CBE school?  Do you want to volunteer at Hugh A. Bennett?

Contact us in the office at 403-817-3560 so we can transfer your volunteer clearance from your child(s) previous school.  If your child(ren) move schools the clearance is still valid, up to a maximum of 5 years. 

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