A volunteer in a school may be a parent or guardian who currently has a child enrolled in the system, a member of the community, a student or a Board employee, including a coach, who agrees to undertake, without pay or for academic credit, a designated task which supports a classroom, a classroom excursion, a school or a system-wide program. Learn more by accessing Procedure SO126 Volunteers.
Become a volunteer
There are many ways to contribute to your child’s education and school community. Volunteering is a great way to stay connected. We value the contribution of all our volunteers and appreciate their time spent supporting our students and staff.
A Vulnerable Sector Police Check AND Completion of an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities ACT (A.O.D.A.) training are requirements of the Grand Erie District School Board for all volunteers.
Vulnerable Sector Police Check (Criminal Background Check)
A form obtained at the school is taken to your local police station and a search, based on the information provided, is performed by police. Volunteers must have a Vulnerable Sector Police Check every three years.
All volunteers (parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.) require a Vulnerable Sector Police Check. If you do not have one at the time of the event (e.g. class trip), you will not be permitted to participate.
Such events/activities include, but are not limited to:
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (A.O.D.A.) Training
Volunteers are required to complete Accessibility training.
After viewing the video, please complete the Accessibility Customer Service Standards Declaration. Completing this declaration informs the Board that you have complied with the accessibility standards in the AODA.
Training all volunteers are required to complete an online AODA training module. Once a volunteer completes the training, they will receive a certificate acknowledging completion which can be printed and taken to the school, or emailed directly to the school.
A photocopy of the certificate of completion may be used if the volunteer offers their services at more than one location. Training will include:
If a volunteer has documentation of AODA training completed in another context this can be accepted by the Principal.