Volunteer with Us

Please note, due to COVID-19 some of the information on this page may have changed.

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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Volunteering at West Ridge

For the safety of our children, West Ridge School is a closed campus during the school day. Any visitors or volunteers must check in at the main office and wear a visitor / volunteer lanyard during their time in the school.

West Ridge loves volunteers so we encourage parents to ensure all clearances and forms are in place at the beginning of the school year. (It is disappointing when a parent wants to volunteer but has not yet gone through the clearance process!)

School Patrols – Volunteers? 

We are unable to offer a school patrol experience for our students at this time but would sure like to keep our children safe. If you are interested in volunteering some time before school (8:10 – 8:30 am) or after school (3:00 – 3:25pm) please contact Marzeena at westridge.volunteers@gmail.com. We are looking for volunteers to commit to a given day and time. 

Please note that volunteers are not allowed inside the building at this time and so signs will be distributed outside the main entrance. Thanks for your support!

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