Research shows that children perform better at school when their parents are involved and one of the best ways to get involved is to volunteer to help run PAC events, activities and programs. By volunteering you will get to know school staff and other parents, get to know what is happening at the school and maybe thrill your child with a surprise hug and kiss during the school day when you deliver pizza to their class on Pizza Lunch day! Volunteering shows our kids the value of contributing to our community and parent and caregiver volunteers make our programs and events possible. We ask that each family contributes a minimum of 10 hours per school year. That’s a minimum of 10 hours over 10 months - not all in one week!
We've set out some information below about some of the PAC activities, events and programs that need volunteers. If you would like more information about any of the volunteering opportunities below or if you're interested in volunteering in a different way, please get in touch with the PAC to let us know what you have to offer.
Your child's class is called a "Division" and given a Division Number. There are approximately 28 Divisions at Roberts! The PAC appoints a volunteer parent "Division Representative" for each Division.
The primary role of a Division Rep is to create a parent chat group using the Signal app so that families can communicate with each other, receive reminders of important dates such as early dismissals or professional development (Pro-D) days, organize gifts for teachers, or share class photos from field trips. There is more information about Parent Division Chat Groups under the About tab (Chat Group Guidelines).
If you would like to volunteer to be the Division Rep for your child's class, please send an email with your children's Division Number(s) and your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will find out your children's division numbers at the end of the first week of school. We will only assign you to be the Division Rep of one of your children's classes if you have more than one child at Roberts, but it helps us to fill the gaps if you let us know both/all of your children's Division Numbers.
School Street Program
At drop off and pickup times on school days one block of Comox Street adjacent to the school is closed to motor vehicles and opened to people! Our School Street makes it safer and more pleasant for the approximately 85% of Roberts families who use active transport (walk, cycle, roll or transit) to get to and from school.
Two volunteers are required for each School Street shift. The School Street volunteers unlock, set up and supervise the barriers at the Cardero and Bidwell ends of Comox Street, then pack up and lock up the barriers once the School Street closes.
The School Street shifts are:
- Dropoff Shift: 8:35-9:10am
- Pickup First Shift: 2:35-3:00pm
- Pickup Second Shift: 3:00-3:30pm
If you have any questions about volunteering on our School Street, please email email@example.com.
Want to know what it feels like to be a hero? try walking into a classroom at lunchtime with fresh pizza! We can't make this program run without student and parent volunteers. You would help prep pizza and supplies for individual classrooms, deliveries (aka Hero moment) as well as clean up. Adults and grade 6/7 students needed Click Here to Volunteer!
Fundraising & Events
Fundraising has become a huge part of Roberts life. We have a number of events, campaigns and even a Silent Auction each year and none of it could happen without your help! We have big jobs to fill and small jobs too, jobs you can do at home, in the community and even inside the school! Visit our Fundraising page, our Events page and our F & Event Volunteer Page for all the details on how to get involved!
LunchLAB is a school program designed to allow student chefs to prepare food for themselves and other students to promote learning, community, and wellness. Grade 7 Student Chefs work with Chef-In-Residence (and Roberts parent) Chef TJ Conwi and Roberts teacher Mr. Brent as an additional leadership and learning extension of the school's Edible Education program. Volunteers are needed to help with dishwashing and cleanup. Click Here to Volunteer!
We gratefully live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.