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Volunteer


Volunteers are an important part of what makes our school a great place to learn and grow. We value and appreciate the support of our volunteers. Volunteers have various roles at our school, including:

  • School council members and participants
  • Hot lunch day organizers
  • Field trip supervisors
  • Classroom helpers
  • Kiss-n-ride supervisors

In order to be a volunteer at our school, you must complete a criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening. Please come visit us in the office if you’re interested in volunteering and would like to know more about the opportunities available. After meeting with you, we will provide you with the form to bring to the police department to complete your criminal record check.

Important Information for Volunteers at Minesing

Everyone who volunteers must have a criminal record check. If you already have a criminal record check, please come to the office and sign a waiver PRIOR to 12 months of receiving your criminal reference check or signing a previous record check. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a criminal reference check.

Please sign an Annual Offence Declaration (pick up from the office) and submit no later than October 30th, 2015 (for those who already have submitted criminal reference checks.)

​ Minesing is serviced by OPP (Wasaga Beach), which means you need to provide the following information before volunteers can start the process:

a) A request for Volunteer Sector Screening

b)  Volunteer/Applicant Screening Process - Consent to Disclosure of Personal Information

c)  Definitions (Click for PDF)

d) Complete the Volunteer Information Form (Drop off at the office.)

Anyone wishing to volunteer to attend student trips or drive students to and/or from games and functions also need criminal record checks.

We provide volunteer letters to ensure your criminal record check is free.
Volunteers are most welcome and currently we are recruiting!
Feel free to call or email for for additional information or clarification.
(skadela at scdsb.on.ca) where at is @

Volunteer Flyer in PDF - (Please review the contents prior to volunteering)
How can you help?

Support our Eat Well to Excel Program, help reluctant readers, help with our Kiss n Ride, help in the library, support with administrative tasks, help at breaks, work within the classroom, help with hot lunch programs, help with fundraising and much, much more!

We embrace a large, active volunteer program at our school. Teachers have community volunteers in their classroom on a daily basis, as well as for field trips, or other activities. We have a number of programs in the school that could not function without our volunteer group; volunteers help children with many of our class programs. These are only a few of the places we need the help of a volunteer - there are many, many more. If you/someone in your family, or even a neighbour, are interested in finding out about assisting us at the school, please call Ms. Kadela (Principal), or, Ms Timpano (Vice Principal). A form is available at the office, if you wish to be contacted as a parent volunteer. If you are interested, please fill out the form and return it to the school. A short training session for volunteers is conducted in the fall and on a needs basis.
 
Note: All volunteers at the school, including drivers taking students to athletic events, field trips etc.  require a Criminal Record Check (CRC). The CRC can be obtained at the local police station. A letter from the school will be provided to you which will enable you to obtain the CRC at no charge.

Your job

  1. Be responsible to the principal, and work under the direction of the staff member supervising
  2. Be a team member in supporting school programs and supplementing school efforts
  3. Hold school issues to be confidential (staff issues/student work/student behaviour issues etc.)
  4. Follow Board and school procedures, participate in fire drills, lock downs, follow established routines... (when in doubt, ask!)
  5. Keep communication with staff open - observe and report
  6. Be conscientious in your duties
  7. Call ahead, when possible, if you cannot be in on a pre-arranged day

Our job

  1. Make sure you know the timelines within which you are working, the classroom/school rules/routines, and, the needs of the particular students, or special needs students, with whom you may involved
  2. Deal with discipline issues. If a child/children become fractious, please contact the staff member with whom you are working, or, the school administration right away
  3. Monitor the tasks you are given, and, to provide you with constructive feedback
  4. Provide you with a clear plan of your duties