Volunteer Our College

We are blessed with an enthusiastic and supportive community of parent, family member and colleague volunteers who generously give of their time and talents to further enrich the St Rita's College community. 

Volunteers are required to complete a standard Volunteer Declaration. This form provides St Rita's College with the necessary information to support our preparation for your volunteering at St Rita's. If you are unclear about any aspect of this form, please don't hesitate to seek clarification from the College by emailing hr@stritas.qld.edu.au 

Parents of students currently enrolled at the College are not required to hold a Blue Card when acting in a volunteer capacity for the College. Non-parents are required to hold a valid Blue Card. Volunteer Blue Cards are free under the Blue Card Services system and are encouraged for all volunteers. To apply for a Blue Card, please visit the Blue Card Services website before completing this form. 

Please read the following Volunteer Guidelines before completing the Acknowledgement section of the Volunteer Form below.

These guidelines are sanctioned from Safe Work Australia.

Volunteer Guidelines
As a Volunteer, you:
Volunteers must:
Volunteers must not:

As a Volunteer, you:

  • May be involved in providing support, guidance and supervision directly to students;
  • Perform all duties on a voluntary basis, of your own free will;
  • Are not an employee of St Rita’s College; and
  • Are not entitled to a salary or any other entitlements associated with employment.
  • Are required to have a Blue Card unless you are exempt in accordance with the requirements of the Public Safety Business Agency Working With Children Check. Exemptions include children under the age of 18 years old or a parent volunteer. 

Volunteers must:

  • Abide by our Code of Conduct for Volunteers which forms part of this agreement;
  • Participate in all relevant induction and training programs, including student protection;
  • Maintain safety standards as a priority in all activities and following all College safety procedures;
  • Use any property or equipment given to you in your role only for purpose of the job and return it to the College when you finish your volunteer role;
  • Let us know if you wish to change the nature of your contribution; and
  • Be open and honest in your dealings with us and let us know if we can improve our volunteer program and the support that you receive.
  • Inform the College if you are a restricted person for the purposes of obtaining a Blue Card. A restricted person has been issued with a negative notice, has a suspended blue or exemption card, is a disqualified person, has been charged with a disqualifying offence that has not been finalised, or is subject to an adverse interstate Working with Children Check decision that is in effect. 
  • Directly report any knowledge or suspicion of harm against a child to a Student Protection Officer. 
  • Follow the College’s visitor procedures and sign in and out at Reception on all occasions.

Volunteers must not:

  • Work unsupervised with students;
  • Perform duties they do not have the skills to undertake;
  • Be involved in toileting students or assisting with change rooms/sick rooms;
  • Encourage affection from or dependency in students (e.g. giving presents, having intimate physical contact or intimate personal contact through written or electronic means such as email, letters, telephone, text messages, social media sites or chatrooms); or
  • Display bullying or intimidating behaviours towards students.

Volunteer Role

Personal Details

Emergency Contact

Blue Card/ Qualification Details