Volunteering

We encourage Parents, Caregivers and Grandparents to be actively involved in as many aspects of school life at St Gabriel's as possible.

Who can offer to volunteer?

  • Parents/carers or legal guardians
  • Grandparents
  • Aunties or uncles
  • Older siblings
  • Friends and other members of the local community including Parishioners

Everyone has something to offer:

  • Listening to reading
  • Helping out in the classroom and Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
  • On policy development or review committees
  • Helping out at school events
  • Assisting in school activities
  • Attending excursions and activities
  • Supporting community events
  • As a member of the Parents and Friends or School Board

How can I become a volunteer?

Contact the school office, speak to a teacher or school leadership about the varied opportunities and to register your interest.

What will be required?

  • have a valid and current Catholic Police Clearance (Front Office Staff will support you through the online application process)
  • complete the ‘Responding to Abuse and Neglect: Education and Care’ (RAN-EC) Online Induction for volunteers (https://www.plink.sa.edu.au/pages/signup.jsf) & provide a copy of your certificate to Front Office Staff or email a copy to info@sgs.catholic.edu.au
  • undertake an Annual Induction (This induction addresses Work Health and Safety, and Protective Practices. Together, these induction components aim to ensure the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and the safety of our volunteers)
  • read the document “Protective practices for staff in their interactions with children and young people - Guidelines for staff working or volunteering in education and care settings” Copies available at the Front Office or from the  CESA website
  • return the Volunteer Details and Declaration page

What can I expect?

You will receive a brief induction to the role that will include:

  • Information on relevant school policies
  • Relevant training in relation to the OH&S and duty of care responsibilities of volunteers
  • Relevant Training in relation to child protection and the responsibilities of volunteers as mandatory notifiers.