Volunteer Drivers

Volunteers are an important part of our school community. By generously donating their time and expertise to our school, volunteers support the learning environment for our students.

Our schools are committed to ensuring student safety. With this in mind, drivers who are volunteering to drive any child other than their own are required to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Driver’s Abstract.

Volunteer Driver Information and Authorization

This form is only applicable to the parent/guardian with access to the Parent Connect portal. Go to: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/parent-student-resources/parent-connect

If another member of your family wishes to act as a volunteer driver please request a paper form from the office for them to complete.

To become a parent volunteer driver follow these steps:

  • Complete the questions on the Parent Connect site
  • Provide your school with a copy of your Driver’s License and the Vehicle Registration/Insurance.
  • Get a copy of your Driver’s Abstract by calling ICBC at 1-800-663-3051 (between 8:00 am -5:00 pm). Or, get it online at: https://onlinebusiness.icbc.com/clio/
  • Once you receive your Driver’s Abstract in the mail, please bring it to the school office or send it via email.
  • Apply online for a Criminal Record Check following the instructions on the school’s website. Each school has a unique code and your Criminal Record Check will be sent directly to the school.
  • NOTE: Criminal Record Check applicants who do not have a credit history of at least six months or have not been living in Canada for at least two years will need to get a Volunteer Driver Letter from the school office to take it to your municipal police department. We greatly appreciate all of our volunteer drivers taking the time to complete this process. For further information, please contact the school office.

I acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • I have a valid B.C. driver’s license.
  • I agree to wear a seatbelt myself, and require all passengers to wear seatbelts in a vehicle as required by law.
  • I agree to operate the vehicle safely and in a legal manner.
  • I authorize the school administrator, on behalf of the District, to obtain a copy of my driver’s abstract, and to complete a volunteer criminal record check.
  • If the vehicle to be used is equipped with an air bag on the passenger side, then no student under 13 shall travel in the front seat.
  • A booster seat secured with a shoulder harness must be used when transporting students at least 18kg (40 lbs) until their 9th birthday or they reach 145 cm (4’9″) tall, whatever comes first. If a shoulder harness is not available students must be secured with a lap belt only (no booster).
  • The vehicle I will drive is insured for a MINIMUM of $1,000,000 Third Party Legal Liability.
    (If you are not the vehicle’s registered owner) I have permission to drive the vehicle for the purpose of transporting students.

This information is being collected pursuant to Section 26(c) ,of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Section 103(2)(c)(iv)(B) of the School Act. It will be used for the Volunteer Driver Program only.

By completing the sections below and clicking Submit  you certify that the information given in this application and the documentation you provide to the school is correct, complete, and true in every respect. Further, you agree to inform the school administrator of any changes to the information contained in this application during the year.

School District #61 has revised school policy and regulation regarding volunteer drivers.  The district is committed to ensuring student safety.  With this in mind, drivers who are volunteering to drive any child other than their own will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Driver’s Abstract.  Your Driver’s Abstract expires at the same time as your licence. The Criminal Record Check is good for five years.

  • Parent driving own child only – No documents are required.
  • Non-custodial grandparent, or any other related family member (aunt, uncle) If driving related child – no documents are required.  If driving other children – all documents are required.

We greatly appreciate all of our volunteer drivers taking the time to complete this process.  Please be assured that your personal information will be kept confidential and secure.  For further information, please contact the school office.

Volunteer Driver Checklist:

⃝           Criminal Record Check

⃝           Driver’s Abstract

⃝           Volunteer Driver information filled in on Parent Connects website

⃝           Submit driver’s license (via Parent Connects website or scan to office)

⃝           Submit vehicle insurance (via Parent Connects website or scan to office)