REQUIREMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS
From 1 January 2017 most volunteers will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) before commencing volunteer work at the school. We suggest that potential and current volunteers organize to obtain a WWCC as soon as possible rather than leaving it until the end of the year. For volunteers a WWCC is free and can be obtained from the Office of the Children’s Guardian at: Office of the Children’s Guardian
From 1 January 2017 to work as a volunteer at St Mary’s you must follow the procedure outlined below. This applies to all people, including those who may have worked as volunteers at the school prior to 2017.
Form 1: Checklist for School Volunteers
Thank you for taking the time to become a volunteer worker at St Mary’s. We rely on volunteer assistance in many ways - Canteen, School Dances, Sports Coaching, Excursions and so on. We regret that the process to become a volunteer is now more complicated that it used to be. This is a result of legislation designed to keep school safe places for children. Please do not let the added complexity discourage you from volunteering. Keeping our children safe is of paramount importance.