volunteer requirements

The cooperative nature of our Playschool means we rely on the participation of parent volunteers to help make our Playschool run. We appreciate the time our Playschool families devote to being a participant in their child’s Playschool experience. Our hope is that parents will enjoy their time interacting with their child, their classmates, our teachers and other parents. We believe parents can learn many things about their child, and child development, through participation. 


“Time spent playing with children is never wasted." 

— Dawn Lantero



Parents can expect to be in our classroom approximately every 4-8 weeks depending on class enrolment (nannies, grandparents, etc. are also welcome as helpers). This is a special opportunity for caregivers to observe and interact with their children in the Playschool environment. On your special helper day, your child has a chance to welcome everyone into the class, present a show-and-tell, and help out with the daily routine. Check out our Special Helper Tips & Tricks for more details on being a Special Helper.

Out of class jobs

Outside of the classroom, each family is responsible for one volunteer role per enrolled child. Each role contributes significantly to helping run our Playschool. Out-of- class jobs include a role on either the Playschool Committee or one of our Non-
Executive Committees. Non-Executive roles include such things as fundraising, special event coordination, toy cleaning, craft and Playdough prep, baking for class parties, etc. 

*All in-class volunteers are required to provide Police Security Clearance prior to volunteering in the classroom. Please email our privacy officer to complete your police check or with any questions you may have.