Aims of our Parent Volunteer Program
- Assist in providing an effective learning environment for our students
- Meaningfully involve the community in the process of education
- Utilize the interests and talents of the community in the school
- Provide the children with the experience of other adults in the school setting
- Free the teachers from non-instructional tasks by providing assistance with preparation of material
- Supplement the teacher’s instruction by providing needed services
The following code of ethics applies to all volunteers of Ted Harrison School
- The volunteer must be discreet. It is essential that a volunteer refrain from discussing parents, children, or school staff
- The volunteer works in the school at the invitation of the professional staff or the office
- The volunteer should respect the professional role and judgement of the teacher
- The volunteer should refer any discipline problems to the teacher in charge
- Once a parent has agreed on a time commitment, efforts should be made to attend regularly. The designated staff member should be informed ahead of time of any necessary absences
- When clarification is needed volunteers are expected to consult with teachers.
The Board recognizes the value and encourages the use of volunteers in the school. Volunteers may be engaged as resource people or in supportive services.
a) Resource volunteers are volunteers who have a relevant area of expertise, and who are involved on a short-term basis to enhance the education program.
b) Support service volunteers are volunteers who directly or indirectly assist teachers or groups of teachers in achieving educational objective by providing non-instructional services.
Volunteers, individually and in groups, will be governed by such regulations as are determined by school principals regarding the internal operations of their schools, but no volunteer aide will be assigned to a teacher without the teacher’s
Volunteer aides will be considered agents of the Board under the School Insurance Act while engaged in their volunteer tasks.