Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities in our schools that support programs and services and help students succeed.
Here are some ways you can help in your child’s classroom or school:
- Reading with students who need extra help
- Arts and crafts activities
- School plays or concerts
- Arranging material in the library
- Coaching sports activities
- Supervising children on field trips
- Serving as a speaker on topics related to the classroom program
- Serving as a skilled mentor to a student who needs extra support
- Collecting community materials for a classroom project
- Producing the school newsletter or handbook
- Participate in meetings and activities of the School Council
Parents and community members who wish to volunteer must, like all TDSB employees, complete a Police Reference Check (which will include a vulnerable sector screening) and be cleared before they can tutor/mentor in any TDSB location or participate in activities with our students. Your local school principal can provide support with the Police Reference Check process.
Volunteers in schools cannot be used to perform activities that are the responsibility of teachers or other Board employees, and must be limited to extra support activities. Contact your local school for more information on volunteering and the Police Reference Check Office at 416-393-0759 for any questions regarding the reference check process. You can also contact Michelle Munroe, Central Co-ordinator, Parent and Community Engagement at 416-397-3528.