Volunteer at Westmount
We welcome volunteers on field trips, in the classroom, and for School Council-sponsored activities.
As a Westmount volunteer, you are placed in a position of trust with students, staff or property. A valid security clearance must be obtained for some types of volunteer activities.
Note: Guest speakers or visitors to the school, and parents assisting their own child only are not considered to be volunteers, and do not require a security clearance.
The Volunteer Process
Before you can volunteer at Westmount, you must do several things:
- Determine which Westmount Category your volunteer activity falls within.
- If category “A”, you must complete a Police Information Check:
- request a PIC letter (volunteer letter) from the Elementary or Mid-High office. You can do this in person or by phone. School administrators will verify your identity and register you in our volunteer database. You will then be provided with a letter enabling you to obtain a police information check from the Calgary Police Service (CPS). Complete a Police Information Check either online (ePIC) or in-person at a designated police station.
- Complete the Westmount Volunteer Registration form and the Volunteer Driver form and Declaration if you intend to be a driver during your volunteer activity. Submit these forms to the school office (Elementary or Mid-High) along with your Police Information Check.
- If category “B”, you do not require a Police Information Check:
- Complete the Westmount Volunteer Registration form. Submit the form to the school office (Elementary or Mid-High)
HOW DO I?
The VSPN (Volunteer Screening Program Number) issued by Volunteer Alberta, replaced Westmount’s VOAN number in July 2017.
The VSPN provides a fee waiver for field trip volunteers and volunteer drivers applying for a Police Information Check.
All other Category A volunteers will be required to cover a $15 fee to apply for a Police Information Check.
There is no cost associated with becoming a Category B volunteer.
- Your Volunteer Registration Form must be resubmitted to the school every three years.
- The Volunteer Driver Form/Declaration must be resubmitted every year.
- The Police Information Check (PIC or ePIC) will expire in 3 years from the date you receive your approval. You are responsible for reapplying for a new PIC before it expires. (You may reapply within 3 months of expiration). If this is not done, you will have to wait for the new PIC to arrive before you can resume volunteering.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
We are grateful for our volunteers!