Valley View School Volunteers
Volunteers are an integral part of our school. You add so much to the educational experiences that our children have at Valley View School and we appreciate you very much. Our focus as a community will be to improve student achievement, citizenship, personal development, and character building for all of our students. We must ensure a positive learning environment that teaches children how to be respectful and responsible citizens, as well as thinkers, inquirers, and discoverers.
“Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS.”
Volunteer Code of Ethics
- Volunteers must comply with Calgary Board of Education policies, regulations and any school rules.
- All applicants for a volunteer position must complete the Volunteer Registration Form and any other school forms.
- A volunteer position with the CBE is conditional on satisfactory receipt and evaluation of their security clearance, even if the volunteer position has started before the security clearance is completed.
- All volunteers are required to sign in at the office and wear a name tag during the time they are here. Sign out before you leave the building.
- Please do not park in our staff parking lot as all spots are assigned to staff. You are free to park in the community center parking lot across the street.
- If you are unable to come for your appointed volunteer time, kindly let the teacher and/or office know in advance.
- Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in order to ensure that the dignity and worth of students, parents, volunteers and school staff is honoured.
- Any information collected, used generated, and stored by the CBE including student, instructional, financial, or administrative information is strictly confidential and is to be used only in the performance of volunteer duties.
- As a volunteer, you can assist greatly in enhancing student learning by working positively and co-operatively with the school team.
- Volunteers should ask for clarification of any instructions or procedures you are unclear about.
- To make your volunteer experience successful:
- interact often with the students
- participate in the various elements the program offers
- share your ideas to help students benefit from the event/activity
- The teaching staff and principal are responsible for student learning and discipline.
- Volunteer time should not be used to discuss your child’s behaviour or progress. Appointments can be made with the teacher regarding these matters.
- You must notify the principal of any new criminal charges at the time the charge is made.
“Selfless action is a source of strength.”