Volunteers are important to the learning we do in schools. Many key events could not happen without the support of volunteers. For a number of potential volunteers the process of becoming an approved volunteer has caused some confusion. I want to clarify the process and I certainly welcome further questions you may have.
1. All volunteers must complete an Annual Volunteer Registration form. You can ask for these in the office or find one by clicking here. These forms are done on an annual basis, as the name on the form suggests. Most importantly, they are an on-going reminder of the responsibilities of a volunteer including the critical nature of confidentiality with respect to your time spent with the school.
2. The required Police check requires a number of steps. For more detailed information please refer to the CBE website by clicking here. The easiest way to complete this check is to…
a. Bring two pieces of ID (one photo) into the office. You will be registered and given a letter with a code to complete the Police check online.
b. Complete the Police check online.
c. When you receive notification from the Calgary Police of approval, please choose to ‘share’ this information, online, with the Calgary Board of Education. You have six months to complete this step. If you do not complete this step in the given time frame, you will need to start the process over again.
Upon completion, the Police check is good for 5 years and transferrable between CBE schools. Police checks done through other means or with other agencies are generally not accepted.
3. Optional: As a school we are trying to keep an online database of all of volunteers, their availability and areas they would like to support. This is a valuable tool to us and we encourage all volunteers to fill in a short form to sign up by clicking here.