Do you want to have extracurricular activities for your child in French? Do you want a say in what those activities might be? You will also be gaining new skills, knowledge and achieving personal growth.It is not necessary that you speak French to volunteer with CPF. For the most part, our members and volunteers are English speaking parents with children in a French Program. Volunteers get together to plan or improve opportunities for children learning a second language both inside and outside the classroom.
If you have a couple of hours a day, week or a month you can help out. There is something that will interest you and suit your skills. Some examples of volunteers we need are:
All things Chapter – start a chapter in your school, you can run the Chapter, help with activities or anything in between.
Newsletter Editor – help put together articles for the Branch newsletter, help stuff it into envelopes for mailings or start a Chapter newsletter of your own.
Join the Provincial Board – be part of the advocacy efforts for better programs or help lobby to start new French Immersion, Intensive French programs in schools.
Committee Chairs and members – want to reach more members? Recruit volunteers? Develop new activities? All these volunteer “Jobs” are required to make your child’s French learning experience a valuable and rewarding one.
Be a CPF representative at functions – CPF display opportunities i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Home & School Annual Meeting, Meet the Teacher Night / Carrefour functions / other organizations events – usually 2 or 3 hours (not always necessary that you speak French).
French BINGO – booking location, picking up BINGO prizes & snacks, scheduling volunteers to supervise children, sending out notices to schools – approximately 3 to 4 hours.
French Movie Night – booking location, picking up popcorn & drinks, scheduling volunteers to supervise children, selecting a movie (DVD movies have the option of selecting a French version) – approximately 3 or 4 hours.
French Reading Club – volunteers can read a story in French to students, or students can take turns reading a specific story / can be weekly at school or monthly at a selected location. Number of hours would depend on the chosen set up.
Holiday or other events – Halloween, Xmas, Valentines, Easter, craft night, various themes – timeline depends on what is planned – usually 4 to 5 hours.
Volunteer with our Summer French Camps – planning or supervising (some roles are a paid position).
CPF PEI Volunteer Award / J Elmer Hynes award recipients
Community Services Bursary
The Department of Education and the Department of Development and Technology offer to Grade 11 and 12 student the opportunity to earn tuition credits while volunteering for a non-profit organization within the community. All students registered in this program and who plan to attend a post-secondary institution are eligible for a tuition credit up to $500, earned at $5 per hour.
CPF PEI is a registered non-profit organization in this program.
For more information and registration forms about the program, please click here.