Calgary Arts Academy families are required to complete at least 10 volunteer hours per school year.
In order to volunteer, you must complete a police security check. You can request a volunteer verification letter from the main office at either campus to take to your local police station when applying (or apply online.) You must provide two pieces of government issued identification, one with a photo (for example, a driver’s license and Alberta Health Care card.)
In addition, please complete the volunteer questionnaire which can be found in Family Zone.
Volunteering at Calgary Arts Academy can take many forms. You can volunteer in the classroom, for field trips, helping to make props, backdrops or costumes for productions as well as volunteering for special events or special projects. There are several ways you can find out about volunteer opportunities.
Many requests for volunteers are sent out by school e-mail. Requests are also e-mailed by teachers and volunteer coordinators. Attending School Council meetings is also a good way of finding out what is happening in the school and upcoming volunteer opportunities. When volunteer opportunities are posted, details of the requirements will be listed.
Volunteers are required to log their hours. Please complete the form above. Volunteer hours are tracked by your child’s name so please make sure you record this as well. Please continue to log your volunteer hours even after you have reached the 10-hour minimum requirement.
For information about Calgary Arts Academy policies, please refer to the parent handbook on the school website, www.caaschool.com under the heading “For Parents / Useful Documents.”
All volunteers must be familiar with school policies. It is important that all volunteers adhere to the Calgary Arts Academy Volunteer Code of Ethics listed below.
Volunteer Code of Ethics:
• Volunteers must be discreet.
• Volunteers never discuss children, parents or staff outside of the school setting.
• Volunteers work in collaboration with school staff.
• Volunteers follow the requests of school staff.
• Volunteers refer discipline problems to school staff.