Volunteer Drivers


Volunteers are an important part of our school community.  By generously donating their time and expertise to our school, volunteers support the learning environment for our students.

Our school is committed to ensuring student safety.  With this in mind, drivers who are volunteering to drive any child other than their own will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) and provide a Driver’s Abstract, your vehicle insurance and your drivers licence to the office. 

If you expect that you will be able help drive for any field trips or sporting activities this year:

    • Complete our school’s “Volunteer Driver Form ” and provide a copy of your Driver’s License and insurance. You must have a minimum 1,000,000 Third Party Liability.
    • Follow link to request that ICBC email the school a copy of your Driver’s Abstract to: arbutus@sd61.bc.ca.  Our district asks that volunteer drivers provide us with an updated Drivers Abstract each year when insurance is renewed.
  • If you do not have a current criminal record check on file at the school (please check with the office if you are unsure as the new ones are good for five years) please apply online for a Criminal Record Check HERE    Use our school’s access code: YSMKCLNXX8.  Your Criminal Record Check will be sent directly to the school.*

Criminal Record Check applicants who do not have a credit history of at least six months or have not been living in Canada for at least two years will need to get a Volunteer Driver Letter from the school office to take it to your municipal police department.

We greatly appreciate all of our volunteer drivers taking the time to complete this process.  For further information, please contact the school office.

* The Criminal Record Review Program verifies identities through an Electronic Identity Verification (EIV) process.  It is important to know that the Criminal Records Review Program is not running a credit report; it is only using the EIV to verify the applicant’s identity and to make sure the personal information contained in the criminal record check form is accurate. No information from this process is retained or stored by the Criminal Record Check Program. These checks are good for a period of five years.