Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as get to know the staff and other parents and carers.
Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.
You can help by:
- volunteering on sports days
- helping supervise excursions
- getting involved in fundraising activities
- joining school committees.
Working with Children Check (WWCC) for volunteers
Volunteers who do not require a WWCC clearance include parents or close relatives who volunteer at their child’s school (unless they are specified volunteers, see below), volunteers under the age of 18, including day-to-day reading helpers, and canteen helpers.
Specified volunteers who do require a WWCC clearance include:
- Volunteers providing personal care services to children with disabilities involving intimate contact (such as assistance with toileting, bathing or dressing). This includes parent volunteers providing these services.
- Volunteers providing mentoring services as part of a formal mentoring program provided by a government or non-government agency.
- Volunteers attending overnight school excursions.
- Volunteers over the age of 18 who are not parents or close relatives of a child attending the school at which they are volunteering.
For further information please read the Working With Children Check Quick Guide for volunteers .