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Volunteering In BSD Schools

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Brandon School Division welcomes volunteers in all 24 of our schools.  Effective September 2022, all volunteers in BSD must complete the following certification prior to volunteering in our schools: 


Respect in Schools / Respect in Sport:

Volunteers who are in schools for a consistent amount of time must be certified in Respect in Schools. Certification is valid for four (4) years from the date completed and must be renewed once expired.

Volunteer coaches are required to be certified in Respect in Sport. Certification is valid for five (5) years from the date completed and must be renewed once expired. 

These documents are to be provided to the school(s) in which you are volunteering under. 


Child Abuse Registry Check (to be completed at the School Office): 

  • Your Application for Child Abuse Registry Check must be submitted through Brandon School Division in order to be exempt from the fee.
  • Visit your School Office and complete the following sections in the presence of a School Administrative Assistant or staff member.  

Part 1: Date and Signature

Part 2: Section B-1 through to B-7

Part 3: Print Full Name

  • Present two pieces of ID to be verified by a School Administrative Assistant or staff member who will then sign the form and submit it on your behalf.
  • Your Child Abuse Registry Check will be received back to the school office within 4-6 weeks, where it is kept on file.  


Criminal Record Check (if you reside within the City of Brandon, please contact):

Brandon Police Service
1020 Victoria Avenue, Brandon 
Phone:  204-729-2345

  • Identify on the form “Reason for Request” is “Volunteer”.
  • Identify on the form “Reason for Request” is dealing with “Vulnerable Sector”, and complete Unit 2 to ensure the Vulnerable Sector Verification is completed.
  • You will be required to present two pieces of ID, one being photo ID.
  • Should Brandon Police Service request fingerprinting, you will need to immediately request a “Waive Fee Letter” by requesting from the school you wish to volunteer at. Include in your message: 
    • your name; 
    • the school name which you would like to volunteer at; and
    • the details regarding your volunteer activities (ie sport activities (coach/driver etc), school extracurricular events (major production etc.)

This Waive Fee Letter will be sent directly to Brandon Police Service on your behalf by BSD and will waive part of the applicable fees. 

  • The volunteer fee and cost of fingerprinting is paid upfront to Brandon Police Service.
  • When you receive your completed Criminal Record Check back, usually within 1 week, you will be required to bring in your original document to the school office for us to make a verified copy to keep on file.  
  • For cleared record checks, you may receive reimbursement of the volunteer fee by also providing your original receipt of payment to the school office.  


Criminal Record Check (if you reside outside the City of Brandon, please contact your RCMP):

RCMP - RM of Cornwallis 
Phone:  204-726-7500

  • Obtain a “Waive Fee Letter” from the school office to provide to the RCMP in order to be exempt from the fee.
  • You will be required to present two pieces of ID, one being photo ID.
  • When you receive your completed Criminal Record Check back, you will be required to bring in your original document to the school office, for us to make a verified copy to keep on file with the school office.


An updated CARC/CRC may not be required for:

  • Individuals who are previous volunteers at any BSD school, who continue to volunteer in consecutive academic years. 
  • If you are wanting to volunteer in an additional school, and your volunteer record checks on file are older than 3 years, a new CARC and CRC will need to be completed through the school in which you are wanting to be added.
  • Individuals who are presently employed by BSD.
  • Individuals who present original documents performed by another agency or organization within the preceding 4 months.

 

In all circumstances, original documents must be inspected and certified copies filed with the school in which you are volunteering at. For more information about volunteering in Brandon School Division, contact your neighbourhood school

 


 

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