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At Bowcroft School there are many ways that the families of our students can volunteer to help all our kids! Check back here regularly to see if any new opportunities should arise.

AGEC Casino - AGEC is in need of volunteers to take shifts at their Casino Fundraiser on Wednesday October 28 and Thursday October 29. AGEC could raise between $70K and $100K to support German language education in Calgary. You will be provided meals and refreshments, and can be reimbursed for babysitters and taxis. There are day shifts, evening shifts and late shifts available. And of course this will benefit the German program at Bowcroft in the long run! Please click HERE to sign up!

Scholastic Book Fair Please consider volunteering to work in the store this year. Meet other parents, assist students in purchasing books for themselves and browse the small adult book section. Our morning shifts are full, but we need more volunteers for afternoon shifts. If you have your police clearance and are interested in helping out, please contact Trish Braaten as soon as possible!

BPAC Treasurer - BPAC is looking for a new treasurer. Our long time treasurer is stepping down and is willing to help ease a new volunteer into the position.

Library Help - Our librarian, Rae-Ann, is looking for some volunteers who can help her throughout the week. Rae-Ann says, "It is a fairly easy job. A parent could come at their child’s scheduled book exchange time and help the students - this is nice for kindergarten students - or we can set a day and time and they can assist with shelving books, and general library stuff like taping and stamping new books. Realistically 2 parents would be enough, about an hour a week, but if someone had 30 minutes to spare, that would be great!!" For more information, email Rae-Ann at rmroyal@cbe.ab.ca or call the school and chat with her at 403.777.6020.

Casino - We have now officially begun the search for Casino Volunteers! This year our Casino will be held on December 9th & 10th at the Elbow River Casino. 

The Casino is our largest fundraiser which only takes place every 18 months. Our last Casino raised approximately $70,000 for Bowcroft. With that being said if there is only one event you volunteer for at our school, please make this the one! 

Here is a brief description of the volunteers positions we need to fill: 

General Manager: Responsible for the overall continuity of the casino. Makes sure all volunteer staff arrive and if not, has access to reliable “back-up” volunteer phone numbers. Some data entry experience is required. Can fill in for any volunteer positions for a short period (not a complete shift) of time if needed. 

Banker: In control of the cash and chip inventories. This position is mostly data entry and should be staffed by someone who can use a computer mouse! 

Cashier: Redeems players’ chips for cash. Little data entry required. 

Chiprunner: Delivers chips from the Banker to the game tables as required. Will count chips with the gaming floor staff as required. A fair amount of data entry is required. 

Countroom Staff: Will sort and use money counting machines to count money. Some data entry required. 

There are three basic shifts for each day: 
Day Shift 10:30 am – 7:15 am 
Night Shift 7:00 pm – 3:45 am 
Red Eye Shift 11:30 pm – 3:40 am 

There is no previous experience necessary to volunteer for Casino. Meals and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided during your shift. We will require 38 volunteers for this event. If you would like to volunteer for both days please note that you must hold the same position for each day. Police clearance is not required for this function, the only stipulation is you must be 18 years of age or older, and no gambling or drinking can occur while you are at Casino. If transportation is an issue for you please let us know and we can arrange transportation for you. 

If you would like to volunteer for a shift please contact Barb Rocca at barocca@cbe.ab.ca and let her know which day/shift you would like and which position you would prefer. She will try her hardest to accommodate everyone. Volunteers are not limited to Bowcroft parents so please feel free to ask friends and family to join!
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Braaten, should you have any questions regarding what volunteer opportunities are available.