Volunteers

St Martins values and encourages the active participation of a range of people from within the school community in the life of the College. We believe that volunteers can make a significant contribution to the College community by giving their time and sharing their skills and expertise. Volunteers often have a broad range of interests and abilities that complement school programs and so provide a wider range of interactions and experiences for students.

A volunteer is any person who provides an unpaid service to the College. Volunteers fall into two categories; Registered and Parent Helper/Unregistered volunteers. Both roles are valued but have different capacities and requirements.

Registered Volunteers

Registered volunteers are adults who:
Work in the PALS Program
Are sports coaches
Are involved in Active After School Program
Wish to attend overnight camps
Wish to assist with any events at Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

We ask that those people interested in being a volunteer at St Martins become registered with us. Volunteers do need to be assessed with the Principal holding the overriding decision of suitability and termination of services if necessary.

Potential volunteers are invited to make themselves known to the Heads of School.
Volunteers are required to complete:
A Volunteer Details Agreement;
DCSI Clearance- a step by step application process is provided below.

Volunteers also need to make themselves familiar with the St Martins Volunteer Handbook and ‘Child Protection for Volunteers’.

Unregistered Volunteers / Parent Helpers

Unregistered Volunteers / Parent Helpers are:
Adults who listen to reading in the classroom
Adults who help with Literacy Block
Adults who help with cooking, art, special classroom activities
Adults who help with classroom cleaning
Adults who help in the Library or canteen
Adults who share an area of skill or interest with a class during lesson time
Adults who prepare resources

The time that parent helpers give to the College is priceless. We ask that parent helpers/unregistered volunteers:
Complete a Unregistered Volunteer / Parent Helper Details and Agreement Form
Always ensure that the classroom teacher or supervising staff member is aware of when you arrive and leave
Make themselves familiar with the Safe Place Brochure
Comply with the school’s Occupational Health Safety and Welfare procedures