For parents, guardians, and other adults who may be volunteering for Gus Wetter School, please use the following checklist to ensure the correct forms are completed as appropriate.
- Volunteer confidentiality form Volunteer Confidentiality Form – must be completed, signed and witnessed and turned in to the school for all volunteers.
- Volunteer Registration Form for Volunteers and Volunteer Community Coaches Volunteer Registration Form – must be completed, signed and turned in to the school for all volunteers.
- Volunteer Community Coach Orientation Verification – must be completed, signed and witnessed after meeting with the Principal (or designate) to discuss items on the form ONLY for community members wishing to coach a school student or team.
- Criminal Record Check* Waive Crim Check Fee Form – this must be applied for by the potential volunteer at their nearest RCMP detachment. This is to be turned in to the school. You can go to the Castor satellite office on Wednesdays between 10 am and 4 pm. The RCMP would then have the completed check available for the volunteer on the following Wednesday at the Castor office. Alternatively, volunteers could get it done at the Coronation detachment Note: it could take months to get this completed..
- Request to waive fees for Criminal Record Check – this form, once signed by the Principal, can be used by the potential volunteer to avoid paying a fee for the criminal record check. Otherwise, you will probably be required to pay a fee by the RCMP.
- Child Intervention Check* - this must be applied for by the potential volunteer at the nearest Children & Youth Services office and turned in to the school. You can do this at the Children Youth Services office in Stettler. They are located in the Provincial Building, and the address is 4705 - 49 Avet. The phone # is 403-742-7515. The request must be made in person and picture identification is necessary. It is possible to have this done in one day, especially if you are from out of town.
*Please be aware that if a potential volunteer has a criminal record or there is a record on the child intervention check, that does not necessarily mean the person can NOT still be a volunteer at or for the school. The Principal may look at the various factors, such as:
“the type of charge or offence; the age of the charge or offence; the type of volunteer work the applicant is being considered for; whether the criminal record impacts on the applicant’s ability to perform the volunteer duties; whether the behaviour associated with the offence(s) if repeated, will pose a threat of physical or sexual abuse to children or others; and any other factor(s) which the Principal deems to be relevant.” (Excerpted from Clearview policy #728)