Volunteer Information

The band is always in need of volunteers!  In total, the band has between 12 and 15 field trips a year, organizes concerts for 400 to 500 people twice a year, hands out over 3000 pieces of music every year, and much more…in short, we always need help.

All families are asked to volunteer with the program at least once throughout the year–we have 300+ students and at least 148 volunteer “opportunities”.  The sign-up sheet is found here:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054caaad28a3f85-20182019

Volunteer chaperones and those working in the school during school hours must have CBE clearance at Samuel W Shaw School.  Unfortunately, clearances obtained through other volunteer organizations such as hockey or religious organizations are not transferrable to the CBE.

However, there are lots of ways you can help without requiring  CBE clearance: providing a breakfast snack for early morning band, assisting with the Winter or Spring Concert, becoming a band account Director, a band retreat organizer, and more.

If you have obtained clearance through another CBE school within the past 5 years, it is a simple matter to add your name to the SWS database–see instructions below.

Not sure if you have CBE clearance, or if your clearance is still valid (they are only valid for 5 years)?  Please contact SWS Office Administrator Saundra Russell at saurussell@cbe.ab.ca.

SWS Volunteer Form 2017:2018