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Volunteers Wanted | Upcoming Opportunities

We encourage parent/guardians to be involved in their child’s classroom learning. Please communicate with your child’s teacher about opportunities for you to help. 

UES Casino - We Need Parent Volunteers! 

University Elementary School Association will be hosting a Casino Event on Monday February 18 and Tuesday February 19, 2019 at the Elbow River Casino. These events occur approximately once every 2 years and typically generate $65,000 to $70,000 for the school. In the past, casino funds have been used to help purchase things like library books, leveled books for home reading and reading instruction, physical education equipment, as well as provide funds for guest speakers and subsidies for field trips. All students at University School benefit from the funds raised through this event!

We need to find approximately 48 volunteers to staff the casino over the 2-day event. No training is required. This is a great way to meet other parents, support the school and should be lots of fun. 

We need to fill the volunteer spots as soon as possible to ensure a successful fundraising event.

In order to sign up to volunteer sign up, please go to http://signup.com/go/JoTQijp

If you have any questions, please contact Kerri Martin, UES Casino Chair. 

Volunteer at Signup.com 

The Parent Association is using signup.com this year to schedule volunteers for the various activities that we do throughout the year. If you indicated an interest on the pink Parent Council Information Sheets, you should have received an email for the activities interested in! If you are able to volunteer, please click the link in the email and follow the instructions on the signup.com website. For some activities, such as fun pizza lunches, the dates for the entire year are listed – you just have to click on the month to move through the various dates. If you didn’t receive an email and are interested in volunteering, please email universityschoolcouncil@gmail.com as some email addresses did not go through.

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While COVID-19 Measures are in Place

In-person visitors and volunteers will be allowed in CBE schools only if they are scheduled in advance 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. 

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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