Volunteering at Forrest Primary School
We invite parents, carers or community members interested in volunteering at the school to contact the front office. There are a variety of volunteering opportunities available including: supporting children with reading, being a guest speaker, helping with excursion or carnivals and special days, assisting in the canteen or library or mentoring through the Rotary Meccano program to name a few. We value and appreciate the work of our volunteers in supporting our students, staff and families. Volunteers also have the opportunity to join the ACT School Volunteers Association.
Volunteers are required to have the Working with Vulnerable People Card (Background Checking) Act 2011 (the WWVP Act). The WWVP Act requires those who work or volunteer with vulnerable people to have a background check and be registered. It is free for volunteers and required if volunteers are working with children. The online form is available through Access Canberra. The front office staff and Volunteers Coordinator can support you with an application.