Volunteering in School

Heaton School encourages the appropriate use of voluntary workers and recognises the  immense benefits that volunteers can bring and the links that they make between the school and the local community.

A volunteer is a person who gives freely of their time, skills and experience to the school without expectation of financial reward.

Volunteering can take many forms, some tasks can require particular skills whereas others require no  specific skills.

Volunteering may be a one‐off activity, for a limited time to complete a particular activity or project  or carried out on a frequent basis.

In return the school hopes to give its volunteers an opportunity to exercise their skills in a  different environment and to undertake new experiences.   It is the policy of the school that voluntary activities will not be a substitution for paid  employment.

To read our Volunteering Policy in full, please refer to our Policies page.