Volunteers and providers of non-educational services Page ContentVolunteers and other service providers in schools assist staff in a range of areas and provide significant support to students, contributing to their overall educational achievement.The number and type of volunteers and service providers will vary from school to school. Volunteers and non-teaching service providers will usually need a Working with Children check (Blue Card).They also need to become familiar with:the Code of School Behaviour the Code of Conduct Health and safety Student protection policies. Volunteers and service providers will complete an induction the first time they visit a department site. As part of the induction process, they will review the mandatory all-staff training key message guide (PDF, 894KB) and complete the declaration page.Parents and Citizens' AssociationMembers of the Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) often provide some form of voluntary support in schools.In larger schools the P&C may employ: tuckshop conveners / workers uniform shop workers bookshop workers sports coaches. Useful links Parent and Citizens' Associations P&Cs Qld Unpaid volunteersThere are significant benefits for schools that host a volunteer or a work experience person from overseas. There are also issues that you will need to consider before agreeing to such an arrangement.Many unpaid volunteers are welcomed into classrooms. Where volunteers are working on particular educational programs with students, specific training may be provided.Volunteers include:Religious Instructorscommunity volunteersmentors for studentsparent helpers.For more information please visit volunteering and work experience.Government initiativesNon-educational services are provided in some schools, using employees of other government agencies or community organisations.Examples include: school-based police officer* program school-based youth health nurses* youth support coordinator initiative school chaplains. *Police officers and registered nurses do not require a 'Working with Children' check as their professions are exempt.