Volunteering

  • Buckingham Elementary School

Volunteering

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the changes that have been made to the Western Québec School Board’s process for obtaining a security clearance for volunteering purposes.
Anyone who wishes to be a volunteer at Buckingham Elementary must first complete a security clearance form. Once the ok has been given by the school board, you are welcome to volunteer at events or activities at BES or on fieldtrips.

You can download the new volunteer form [pdf format 8.5″x 14″] that must be completed and returned to the school, in order to obtain a security clearance, and thus grant the ability to volunteer in the school during activity days, on fieldtrips etc.

Along with the new form, persons interested in volunteering at Buckingham Elementary, must also bring two pieces of photo ID to the office to be attached and sent with the volunteer form to the Western Quebec School Board.

It is important to note that a security clearance can take some time and it is therefore important to submit your volunteer form well in advance of the event or activity you wish to assist with.

A security clearance is valid for two years, therefore, if you have received your security clearance last year it is still valid for another year. If you wish to volunteer next year you would need to apply for a new clearance by June 30, 2017.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,
Samantha Halpin
Principal