At DCS, there are many opportunities to contribute, and we would like to help you find the place that honours your gifts and time, and also brings about the greatest return. Each volunteer also has the privilege and responsibility of modelling faith to our students, staff, and others that are in contact with our school - this is an amazing opportunity and one that has the potential to make a deep and lasting impact.
Safety and Security The safety of our students if utmost importance to all of us, and so we insist that every volunteer in our building has a current Police Check on file at all times. These checks must be renewed every three years; clearances that have been obtained for other organizations ( churches, etc.) that meet the date criteria and are acceptable. If you are uncertain whether you have a recent check on file at DCS, please contact Gillian for confirmation.
Confidentiality All interactions that occur, especially with students, during your volunteer experience are to be kept confidential. Please do not discuss behaviour, share information or relate stories about your time in the classrooms. Remember that others will be ensuring this same consideration is made for you and your children. If you have concerns about something you see or hear while volunteering, please speak to the teacher or an administrator if appropriate.
Security Information and VolunteersVolunteers in the school for any task are asked to sign in at the office upon arrival, and to sign out when leaving. Please wear a Volunteer or Visitor tag every time you are in the school. For security and safety in the case of of an emergency, it is important that we are aware you are in the school, and why; your volunteer tag identifies you to all staff and students. All doors are locked throughout the school day; please only enter by the office, and remember to sign in when you arrive.