Volunteers are important to the success of many school activities. At the beginning of the school year a Volunteer Sign-Up List goes home for parents to consider. Volunteer work changes throughout the grades. In the lower grades, parents are very hands-on in the classroom. In the higher grades, volunteering may be in the library, at a dance or on a field trip. Under Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation (FOIP), all volunteers are required to commit to confidentiality and fill out a Confidentiality form prior to volunteering at school.

Rocky View Schools requires that all volunteers provide a criminal background check. Background checks are considered valid for 5 years, with an Annual Statutory Declaration. An application form is available at the office specific to Bearspaw School and is needed to apply at the RCMP detachment.

  • Annual statutory declaration for volunteers


Volunteers are also required to sign in at the office and wear a nametag for security reasons and in the event of a school evacuation. Parent Volunteers are organized through School Council and the classroom teachers. Volunteering is very rewarding and connects parents to their child’s school experience.

Volunteer Handbook

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