It takes a village to raise a child... and also to keep all those programs they love going!
If you can find some time to help out, please get in touch with us. Let us know if there are particular projects you'd like to assist with or if you'd just like to help out anywhere you're needed.
Everyone who volunteers at the school must have a valid police background check on record at Duke. Please note that the background check process takes a while, so we ask that you plan ahead by getting your forms in early.
The easiest procedure for new volunteers:
Please DO NOT use the Toronto Police Service's online background check service. Background checks needs to be initiated with the school, as above, that the report comes back to them.
If you have volunteered before and have already had a background check, you only need to complete the Annual Declaration.
If you have an event where you have volunteered but do not have your police check done, please contact the SC to let them know. We still need your help and we will do our best to help you help us.
Purpose: To work collaboratively with the administration to discuss issues and build on what has already been established at Duke to improve academics.
Tasks: Attend monthly meetings and provide a monthly report to the full SC, as well as issue all minutes from meetings.
Purpose: To develop an annual SC fundraiser focused on parents and caregivers. Planned for January/March.
Tasks: Plan and execute the evening event, which includes hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment and a Silent and Live Auction.
Purpose: To work collaboratively with the athletics department to discuss issues and build on what has already been established at Duke to improve athletics.
Tasks: Attend meetings, volunteer for sporting events, assist with bake sales or athletic events, or organize evening athletic events.
Purpose: Work with the staff and students to create and plan cultural awareness events within the school. Ideas include (but are not limited to) Black History month, Adoption Awareness Month, Chinese New Year, Eid, Aboriginal Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, etc.
Tasks: Working with administration and custodial staff to schedule, plan, set up and take down cultural and awareness events.
Purpose: Connect with other Duke families to plan Family Nights and raise funds. Family Nights usually happen the last Friday of almost every month in the school year. Great way to get to know other Duke families!
Tasks: Working with administration and custodial staff, schedule, plan and set up/take down monthly Family Nights.
Purpose: Major SC fundraiser! New committee meet after January to decide on date and start planning activities.
Tasks: Plan and execute the event, which usually includes food, rides, games and activities.
Purpose: A major SC fundraiser, the Holiday Breakfast usually happens the first Saturday in December.
Tasks: Plan and execute the event, which usually includes breakfast, photos with Santa, activities and an art auction.
Purpose: To work collaboratively with the administration to resolve issues and improve on what has already been established at Duke in terms of health & safety.
Tasks: Monthly meetings to discuss issues.
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