Volunteers at Richmond School
Volunteers are an important support to our school program and are potential advocates for our school and for public education. When working with volunteers, please keep the following in mind:
Volunteer code of ethics
- The volunteer must be discreet. It is essential that a volunteer never publicly discuss children, parents or school staff.
- The volunteer works in the school at the invitation of the professional staff.
- The volunteer must respect the professional role and judgment of the teacher.
- The volunteer should refer any discipline problems to the teacher
Please ask for a Volunteer Handbook if you would like to Volunteer at Richmond School.
The staff and students of Richmond School welcome and encourage parents and community members to volunteer their time in any capacity during the school year. Volunteers have proven to be a valuable asset to the overall success of our school community and the experience provides volunteers with an insight into the total operation of the school. All Calgary Board of Education school volunteers are required to obtain police security clearance status. Security clearance application forms can be obtained from the CBE website.
We encourage all of Richmond School parents to pursue the clearance process. It has been our experience that unexpected opportunities can arise for parents to volunteer, and without having obtained prior clearance, the school is placed in the unfortunate position of having to deny parents participation in an event. We hope to establish a strong and vibrant core of volunteers. As this process evolves, classroom teachers and the school at large will communicate the many anticipated volunteer opportunities that will require your support. Be sure to fill out the online Richmond Volunteer Form – this is a wonderful place to start!