At Craigburn we are fortunate to have the support of many parents, caregivers and friends who may be free and interested in helping their child and the school:
- on a weekday, helping children with their reading, working in the school garden or library.
- on weeknights or weekends, by joining a committee, coaching sports or helping with a working bee.
- for an hour here and there.
There are many opportunities to be involved, including: providing classroom / reading support, accompanying students on excursions / camps, coaching sports teams, helping in the canteen, covering books in the library and helping out on other school committees, events and programs.
As per departmental policy, before commencing a role at school, volunteers are required to:
- Complete a department’s volunteer application form which includes a declaration.
- Complete the Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RAN-EC) Online Induction Session for Volunteers, which takes about 90 minutes to complete. This also includes information relating to the general online induction.
- Understand their volunteer role which forms part of the induction with relevant school personnel eg classroom teacher for class support.
- Sign a Volunteer Agreement form which outlines the school’s and volunteer responsibilities.
The Department for Education has updated its screening policy to make it easier for parents / caregivers to volunteer their time. Online applications are initiated through the front office.
Parents volunteering in their own child’s class will no longer need to undertake a DCSI relevant history screening.
Volunteers only need to obtain a DCSI screening when:
- parents or caregivers are attending overnight camps
- sports coaches who are not parents / caregivers of a child in the team
- homestay families
- parent volunteers, if their own child is not involved in the activity
Please contact your child’s class teacher and / or the front office if you would like to volunteer.