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Volunteering

At Emerald North State School we highly encourage volunteers.

If you are able to help out in any capacity please contact the office, we are always happy to have you.

Attention Volunteers at Emerald North State School.

 

It has come to our attention a requirement in Legislation regarding volunteers working in schools.

The Legislation requires that a person volunteering at a school that has a childcare centre as part of its environment, must have a Blue Card unless that person has a child using the services of that centre. It is also necessary if the school supports Children in Care.

This decision is in line with the legislation Schedule 1, Parts 1, Section 3 for Schools and Section 4 and 4A for Childcare and children in care.

As Emerald North State School has a coded Early Childhood Centre within its environs, and we have Children in Care, we now require our volunteers who don’t have children in the ECC to hold a current Blue Card.

Volunteers must carry the Blue Card with them whenever they volunteer at the school.

You can apply online. A Blue Card for a volunteer is free.

https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/applications.html