Volunteering at St Joseph's

Volunteers, be they parents or friends of St Joseph’s are very welcome and a critical part of daily school life. Through involvement in classroom help, tuckshop, P&F, School Board, our Fete, or many other volunteer roles, your assistance enhances the quality of teaching and learning as a school community we are able to provide.

Under current legislation all volunteers must be trained in Student protection and Safety protocols before they can volunteer within the St Joseph’s community. As a volunteer at St Joseph’s we ask that you undertake training by clicking on the link below.

Training of Volunteers is mandatory in Queensland under The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) Act. Most of these training expectations are in relation to Child Protection and exist for the good of all students in our care. There are some very specific expectations on schools in relation to Volunteers who work in the school. All volunteers, within the St Joseph’s community, parents or not, must complete this training prior to volunteering.

  1. All volunteers must be registered with the school. This is done by completing the training within the link below.  Please read through the Code of Conduct for Volunteers and then access and view the powerpoint in Volunteer and Other Personnel Registration and Training.  Once complete, please click submit and then kindly print the registration form, sign and return it to the school office for our files.  The registration form acknowledges that volunteers have read and understood the information and understand their responsibilities as a volunteer.
  2. All volunteers must also register/sign in at the office when working as a volunteer in the school.
  3. Non-Parent Volunteers includes extended family and friends in the community.

All non-parent volunteers at our school must also undergo employment screening and receive a Positive Notice Blue Card for Volunteers. This positive notice is now an essential requirement, under the Queensland Legislation, before volunteering can occur for you within our school.

Along with this card, you must undergo the Student Protection training mentioned above and submit the registration form to the office to ensure you and the school comply with the requirements for Volunteers regarding Student Protection under current legislation.

Volunteers are asked to sign in on every occasion they work at St Joseph’s.  Sign In books for volunteers are located in the front office, tuckshop, and Prep.

Thank you.

Link for Volunteers' Training:

Volunteers' Code of Conduct and Training