Become a volunteer
Get involved at your local school by becoming a volunteer. In doing so, you will help to enhance student learning and build connections between the school and community.
Below are some examples of volunteer opportunities available in our schools. Please contact the school directly to discuss available volunteer activities with the principal or vice-principal.
preparation of arts and crafts supplies and other classroom materials, e.g. laminating, photocopying
bake for bake sales
classroom reading buddies
coordination of hot lunch or pizza days
field trip supervision
concert/special event assistance, e.g. refreshment distribution at Terry Fox fundraiser
welcome new families, providing help with translation/interpretation
help with the school's environmental program, e.g. garden planting or recycling
bulletin board maintenance
kiss 'n' ride assistance
Student Nutrition Program Volunteer
speaking to students on Career Day or at Job Fairs
If you live in Brampton or Mississauga:
- Inform your child's school that you are interested in volunteering.
- The school will conduct a short interview and give you a police records search form and authorization letter.
- Fill out the form and deliver it in person, along with the authorization letter, to one of the Peel Regional Police stations indicated on the form.
- You will need two pieces of government-issued identification, and one must have a photo (e.g. drivers' license, health card, passport, birth certificate and citizenship card).
- Get more information about the Criminal Record Check process.
Note: As of January 1, 2018, Criminal Record Checks - Vulnerable Sector Check for adults, including those for volunteers, will cost $33; students and seniors will remain at the current cost of $25. Processing of CRCs for volunteers is free until the end of December 2017, with Form A provided by the school.
- Once your criminal record check is processed and mailed to you (this may take several weeks), deliver the original copy to the Peel board office:
Attention Eileen Martak
5650 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, ON L5R 1C6
Note: The criminal record check must be submitted within six months of the police search date. We recommend delivering the document in person. If this is not possible, please send it by mail or through the school.
Once your criminal record check is received and approved, you will be added to a database as a school volunteer and can begin volunteering.
If you live in Caledon:
- Visit the school and we will conduct a short interview and provide you with the form necessary to obtain your criminal record check.
- Take this form to the Caledon OPP detachment. You will need to present two pieces of government-issued identification.
- Once the OPP has completed the criminal record check, they will forward the information to you.
- For next steps, please refer to points #4 and #5 above.