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Heatherside Infant School

Heatherside Infant School

Volunteers in School

Becoming a Volunteer in School

We always welcome the support of volunteer parents, grandparents and carers in our school. From helping in the classrooms, library, cookery room or garden, taking part in the reading support groups, joining the committee of the HSA or becoming a School Governor, you can provide invaluable support.

Our Grandparents love to help in the garden!


We’ve always loved welcoming parent volunteers into school as part of our Heatherside family and have really missed having you all in over the last two years. With the Government relaxing the Covid rules this Spring, we’re thrilled to let you know that we’re now in a position to be able to welcome parent volunteers back into the classroom.  Further information has been sent via Parentmail.  March 2022

We have a variety of opportunities available, including listening to readers or working with small groups in class, organising resources in the classroom, gardening and working in the library. You will appreciate that we need to keep our children safe, and as such we have a number of safeguarding checks that need to be carried out prior to volunteering. We’ve made it as simple as we can whilst still being compliant with the law and following Hampshire County Council guidelines – the link below outlines the application process, the checks you’ll need to undertake and the documentation you’ll need to provide.



If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in our school, please collect an application pack from the School Office or contact the Admin Team and we’ll be happy to help.

It is a requirement of our School that ALL volunteers familiarise themselves with some important documentation, including the following: 

All volunteers will be asked to sign that they have read these documents as part of the initial recruitment process and the annual refresher safeguarding training.