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Volunteering at Cedars
Each family with children attending Cedars is expected to contribute 25 hours of volunteer time with the school each year. We have many opportunities that range from driving on field trips to helping with hot lunch, coaching sports teams to cleaning up around the school on our spring and fall work bee sessions.
You can record the hours you spend volunteering in the large book kept in the Main Office. We also have a Volunteer Hours Log on our Forms Page which you can download if you wish to track at home.
Check here for news and information on current volunteer opportunities. We also post these in the weekly news email, The Shake.
The high school students will be participating in another Service Day on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. We will need some parents to volunteer to drive groups to various venues in the city. If you can help, please contact Dave Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the Service Day, some students will be helping out at the SPCA, making food packages for cats and dogs. The SPCA serves 500 cats and 400 dogs through their pet food bank. Generally, they receive enough dog food through donations to ensure all dogs have enough, but they rarely have enough cat food. They need 7 or 8 large bags of cat food to cover them for 3-4 weeks. Right now, they have run out, so if you want to donate dry cat food, please contact Dave Rowland.
Think you might like to volunteer at Cedars Preschool? We could use some help at our Parent and Child Christmas Parties on Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 13, 9:00-12:30. Call the Preschool at 250-961-7495.
We are looking for responsible teenagers or adults who are willing to help with child care at our three dessert nights in November and December. Please contact the office if you are able to help from 6:30pm-8:30pm on November 14th, 27th and/or December 11th.
For the next three weeks or so, the PAC will need help with baking and serving coffee to the truckers and workers who have volunteered their time to help with the building project. Each day we will need baking plus two volunteers (one for the 10:00am break and one for the 3:00pm break) to help prepare coffee and bring treats to the volunteers.
Practices for the elementary Christmas musical are already underway! We are looking for someone with carpentry skills to help with the construction of the set. If this is something you are interested in, please get in touch with Heather Wilson at email@example.com
What You Need to Volunteer
Criminal Record Check
Cedars Christian School is enrolled with the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) online application services. All volunteers for our school, including the Preschool, are now required to apply for their Criminal Record Check (CRC) online. A CRC is required to be on file with the school before individuals can volunteer in the classroom or on field trips with students.
Below is a link to the online application. The access code is unique to our organization and will be required when you submit the online request. There is no charge for this service.
Online Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/
Access Code: 7SBRH2HC8Y
The results of your criminal record check will be sent to the Main Office of the school. You will be contacted by the CRRP if they are unable to process your application. A digital and paper record will be kept by the school. Once completed, the criminal record check is valid for 5 years.
Volunteer Driver Information
If you wish to help with driving students for field trips or other events, we will need the following things from you each year:
- Volunteer Driver Information Form – fill in online (yearly)
- A copy of your current vehicle insurance – we can copy it for you at the school office or upload it with the above form (expires when your insurance expires)
- A Driver’s Abstract (your driving record) (yearly)
You have two options to get your Driver’s Abstract to us: Online at the Driver’s Abstract Website, or call 1-800-663-3051 between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, and ask them to fax it to the school at 250-564-0729.