Volunteering

Our school relies heavily upon the support of our parent community. Volunteers are welcome to be involved in the Parents and Friends, Learning Assistance Program (LAP), membership on committees, coaching sporting teams and any other opportunity which arises during the course of the year to promote a safe and happy school.

A volunteer is any person who provides, without pay, a service to the school. Saint David’s Parish School values and encourages the active participation of a wide range of people from within the school community.

We believe that volunteers can make a significant contribution to the school community by giving their time and sharing their skills and expertise. Volunteers often have a broad range of interests and abilities that complement school programs and so provide a wider range of interactions and experiences for students.

Protecting the safety of our community

We are committed to the safety of our whole school community - especially our students - so we require our volunteers to meet a number of criteria:

  • successfully meet the requirements of Catholic Education SA screening procedures, including a current Police Clearance;
  • complete and return the Volunteer Details Form;
  • hold a current certificate for having attended a Reporting Abuse and Neglect – Volunteer Awareness Course (or equivalent). The Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care Induction – Volunteer Module can be completed online. You will be redirected to a Department of Education sign-in page to create a login then to commence the 90 minute online training.
  • sign and return the OHS&W Induction Sheet.

These forms and other details are available from the Front Office.

Details of our volunteers are recorded by the school and are subject to the same confidentiality guidelines as paid staff records.