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As student success is positively affected by parent involvement, why not get involved with your teen’s education?

Becoming a volunteer

  • Inform your teen’s school that you are interested in volunteering. The school will conduct a short interview and give you a police records search form and authorization letter. Fill out the form and deliver it in person, along with the authorization letter, to one of the Peel Regional Police stations indicated on the form. Police record checks are free for volunteers. You will need to have two pieces of government-issued identification with you. One must have a photo. Examples of identification include drivers' license, passport, birth certificate and citizenship card.

  • It may take several weeks for your criminal record check to be processed. Once completed, you will receive the criminal record check in the mail. You must deliver the original copy of the criminal record check to the Peel board office within six months of the police search date. We recommend delivering it in person. If this is not possible, it can be sent by mail or through the school. Please deliver it to: Criminal Record Check, Human Resources, Peel District School Board, 5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga Ontario L5R 1C6

  • Once your criminal record check is received and approved, you will be added to a database as a school volunteer and can begin volunteering. The criminal record check becomes the property of the Peel board.

Get more information about the criminal record check process.

Volunteer opportunities

There are many ways to use your skills to support student success. Not all volunteer tasks need to be done at the school, or even during the day. Many volunteers complete tasks at home.

Here are some examples of volunteer opportunities:

Secondary (Grades 9 to 12)

  • speaking to students on Career Day or at Job Fairs
  • membership on school council or attendance at school council meetings
  • welcoming new families, providing help with translation/interpretation
  • helping with the school's environmental program, e.g. garden planting or recycling
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