Who is a Volunteer?
A volunteer is a person who works without payment or financial reward for BBC. Volunteers may be parents/carers or from the wider College or local community. Examples of volunteers at BBC may include: classroom & excursion helpers; Parents and Friends’ (P&F) helpers including in the Tuckshop, Uniform Shop and P&F Support Groups; people who assist with sports training and sporting events; and helpers assisting with College events.
To manage the on-site safety of our volunteers as well as the welfare of our students, staff and wider College community, all volunteers at BBC must register on-line and complete a short induction prior to commencing volunteer duties with the College.
Please ensure you have read the following information and where applicable have available the required information prior to commencing the Volunteer Registration and Induction process.
1. Working with Children Check
If you are not the parent or legal guardian of a current BBC student you will need to hold a valid blue card before registering to volunteer at the College. You can apply for a Volunteer blue card via the Blue Card Services website. There is no charge for a Volunteer blue card. Please ensure you have your blue card details (card number and expiry) available as you will be required to provide this information as part of the registration process.
2. Safe Food Handling Certification
If you will be undertaking food handling as part of your volunteer work at BBC you will be required to have completed a nationally recognised Food Handling course prior to commencing the Volunteer registration and induction process. Please ensure you have a copy of your ‘Statement of Completion’ as you will need to upload this as part of the registration process.
You can register and complete the ‘Food Handlers’ training course at no cost via the Queensland Association of School Tuckshops (QAST) website.
How to Register
Volunteer registration is a two-step process:
1. Register for User Account
Registering for a User Account
Please register for a User Account.
Volunteers must complete an online induction course which should take approximately 20 minutes. The course covers your obligations as a volunteer, important information about child protection and safeguarding and work health and safety.
Once you have successfully registered for a user account you can then login to your account to complete one of the following courses. Please choose the course most relevant to the work you will be performing at BBC.
Please note that you are only required to complete one of the above Courses.
Completion of induction
Following completion of the induction course you will receive an email either confirming that your induction responses have been approved or requesting further information in order to progress your registration.
Please note that you will not be able to complete the compulsory sign in process should your induction not be approved.
Signing-in and Signing-out
All Volunteers must sign-in via one of the available BBC Visitor Sign-In kiosks when they arrive on-site and sign-out again when they leave. Our Visitor Sign-In kiosks are located at:
- Main Reception
- Middle School Reception
- Junior School Reception
- Boarding House
- Facilities Office
- Old Collegian’s Pavilion (OCP)
- Sports Complex
- Cricket Shed – Noblet Oval
- BBC Rowing Shed – St Lucia
Once you have signed in you will be issued with a Visitor photo ID badge which must be worn at all times whilst volunteering. This ID is only valid for the day of issue.
Parents and Friend’s Association
Please direct any questions about volunteering with the Parents and Friends’ Association to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other questions can be directed to the relevant contact person who will be supervising your work whilst you are volunteering at BBC.