Kingswood Elementary

Volunteering at Kingswood

We at Kingswood Elementary value the many roles that volunteers play in our school.

Parents, guardians, family members and community members who give of their time provide students with
enriched learning experiences. As a volunteer, you will also discover the many rewards of helping students
achieve their personal best.

Student safety is paramount
We recognize our responsibility to ensure that all students attending our school are protected by taking
reasonable precautions to screen volunteers who may be working with students without direct supervision of
staff. In accordance with HRCE’s Student Protection Policy, prior to volunteering at a school within the Halifax
Regional Centre for Education, all volunteers MUST provide:

1. A completed Child Abuse Register – Child Abuse Register searches can be requested online at
https://beta.novascotia.ca/apply-child-abuse-register-search or via mail. In either case (submitted
online or by mail), the confirmation letter will continue to be mailed to the applicant via regular mail.
Forms to apply for the Child Abuse Register search by mail are available online or from the school’s
main office.

2. A certified and true copy of a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) available
from your local Police or RCMP detachment or through online organizations endorsed by Nova Scotia
law enforcement agencies, such as mybackcheck.com If you choose to apply online through
MyBackCheck.com, email the school at kwe@hrce.ca before applying and let us know so we can send
you an invitation link to reduce the cost of applying.

***If you choose to apply in person at a local Police agency, they may request a letter from the school
where you will be volunteering. It is available from the main office.

Please note: the Child Abuse Register Search and Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Search must be
issued IN THE THREE MONTHS preceding volunteering and updated every three years.