Inspiring Hearts and Minds


Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions we are unable to welcome parent volunteers in the school at this time for Mountain Readers, Hot Lunch and field trips.

Banff Elementary School loves and greatly appreciates our volunteers!  Parents can still participate in School Council online meetings. 
We need help with the Squirrel Street barricades. If you are going by and see the barricade should be out (8:00 am or 2:45 pm) or be returned to its spot by the fence (8:30 am or 3:20 pm), please feel comfortable moving it as needed. This would be greatly appreciated!! 


The Many Ways To Volunteer at BES

In the Classroom or on Field Trips

If you would like to spend time helping in your child’s classroom or on Field Trips, please speak directly to the teacher.

We are required to have all volunteers who help in the school or on field trips complete a Vulnerable Sector Check through the RCMP (updated annually) and sign a Confidentiality Contract as per Canadian Rockies Public Schools’ Administrative Procedure 490 - School Volunteers and FOIPP. Please visit the school office for the required forms prior to volunteering. 

School Council

Parents play an important role in student success. School councils allow parents to participate in decisions that impact student learning. By contributing knowledge, perspective and ideas at school council meetings, parents are actively contributing to the success of our school community.   We welcome all parents to join our Council meetings to learn, observe, and have a voice.  School Council generally meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at BES at 3:15 pm and child care is provided.  Whether you can come for one meeting, or every meeting, for 30 minutes or the full hour and a half, your involvement is welcome. 


Lunch Days Helpers

The perfect way to have a presence in the school, without requiring a lot of time. Tuesdays and Thursdays we require volunteers over the lunch hour to help distribute lunch  to kids. Sign up for one day a week, one day a month, or one day per session! Please contact Gabby DeBaie at


Mountain Readers

One hour, one time per week can be the most rewarding way to give your time. Help BES students become amazing readers by reading out loud with students in a one on one setting.
Please email for more information.


Nature Explorers

If you want to spend your time with kids but prefer to be outdoors, volunteer a morning, afternoon, or full day as a parent chaperone on a Nature Explorers field trip. Learn about our Park, and see BES students learning to become Naturalists and Banff National Park ambassadors!