The Country Day School has an active network of people in our community with a diverse set of talents to share, and this sharing of time and energy contributes to the education and personal development of our students in both tangible and intangible ways.

We would be happy to direct you to the appropriate area within the School that would benefit from your skill set. Whether you have a few hours to spare or more - we would love to hear from you.

Please peruse the volunteer options listed below. If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 905.833.3640 or email us at volunteer@cds.on.ca.

Thank you for your interest!

Volunteer Opportunities

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  • CDS General Store

    Volunteers in the General Store fulfill an integral role in positive community  relations, assisting parents and students with sales, stocking inventory, updating displays, and more!
  • CDS Grade Parents

    These outstanding volunteers fulfill a wide variety of functions unique to each grade. Their time is spent in part by organizing class parties, decorating for special themes and events, as well as organizing graduation parties and the Grad Breakfast.
  • Annual Auction

    The Auction is the School's largest fundraiser, featuring live and silent auctions, a live band, dancing and a variety of fun-filled activities, all focused on a central theme. Volunteers are essential to the Auction's success and fun is had by all! Paint, decorate, design displays, help us with invitations, aquisitions and more!

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/auction.
  • Pre-Owned Uniform Sales

    A large selection of gently used, clean, good quality uniform items are available. Sales happen four times per year in the Di Ciano Atrium of the Performing Arts Centre.

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/preowned.
  • Birthday Book Program

    This program is in support of our School’s Libraries to ensure we have the most current available books and resource material.

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/birthdaybook.
  • Holiday Fair

    This is an annual one-stop retail showcase held each November in the spectacular CDS Performing Arts Centre (PAC). The event features unique holiday giftware, home décor items, designer fashion, original artwork, tasty treats, and trendy trinkets.

    Visit www.cds.on.ca/holidayfair.
  • General Volunteer

    We are always looking for occasional help throughout the School and invite you to add your name to the list.  Please contact volunteer@cds.on.ca or (905) 833-3640.

Interested in Volunteering?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Country Day School!

As a member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CA+IS), The Country Day School undergoes a rigorous set of external inspections in order to ensure we meet or exceed established standards across a wide variety of metrics.
As a result of these routine assessments of our policies, the need for a volunteer policy was identified.

Most of our volunteers do not have regular or direct one-on-one contact with students. We refer to these volunteers as Level 1 volunteers. Prior to the start of their first volunteer activity, they are required to complete a Volunteer Offence Declaration Form, available for download below. For subsequent school years, the Form is completed annually, at the beginning of the school year.

For volunteer situations which might involve regular and/or direct contact with students which the Head deems to have limited teacher supervision parameters (eg. one-on-one), a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is required.  We refer to this as a Level 2 activity and some examples are working in the General Store and assisting with coaching and drama productions. Please see the Process for Level 2 Volunteers. (Each region handles this process differently, so please refer to your relevant region PVSC available for download below.) A PVSC is required prior to the start of the volunteer activity. For subsequent school years, Level 2 volunteers need only complete the Volunteer Offence Declaration Form on an annual basis, at the beginning of the school year.

If you have any questions about our process or our Volunteer Policy please contact Melanie Sheppard, Director of Finance and Administration at 905.833.1220 extension 286 or melanie.sheppard@cds.on.ca.

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School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.