​​​​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​​​

Volunteer

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

Volunteer Ethics

The following code of ethics applies to all volunteers of Ted Harrison School

  1. The volunteer must be discreet. It is essential that a volunteer refrain from discussing parents, children, or school staff
  2. The volunteer works in the school at the invitation of the professional staff or the office
  3. The volunteer should respect the professional role and judgement of the teacher
  4. The volunteer should refer any discipline problems to the teacher in charge
  5. 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
  6. 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
consent.

Volunteer aides will be considered agents of the Board under the School Insurance Act while engaged in their volunteer tasks.

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