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Calgary Boys’ Choir VOLUNTEER INFORMATION 2021-2022 Season

 

We are able to keep our tuition prices low and provide an enriched program experience for our choristers through the help of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteer bond and time commitment expectations are lower than many other organizations, but essential to our success and survival! 

 

Please provide a  Volunteer and Bingo Bond deposit in the form of a Post-dated cheque of $200 made out to Calgary Boys’ Choir, post-dated June 1, 2022.  

 

Volunteer expectations to fulfill the Volunteer and Bingo Bond include 2 bingo shifts per year, per chorister.  Additional bingo or casino shifts may be required for tour participants or requested as need arises. 

 

In addition to bingo and/or casino shifts, additional volunteering commitments are required. 

 

Please see below for examples of opportunities to fulfill your volunteer bond. (additional positions can become available as seasonal fundraising and activities are planned at both the board and artistic level. Some positions might not be applicable this year due to Covid-19) 

 

Choose ONE position from section A or 2 positions from section B. Elizabeth will be sending out an email poll where you can let us know what you are interested in. 

 

Volunteer Options A: Choose 1

  • Board of Directors (positions vary every year) (Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Director, Marketing , etc.)

  • Fundraising Coordinator (1 of our 4 annual fundraisers or Bingo Coordinator)

  • Library Cleanup Coordinator

  • Uniform Coordinator

  • Casino Coordinator (TBC but expected in 2021-2022 season)

  • Tour Coordinator 

 

Volunteer Options B: Choose 2

  • Camp Volunteer (Day only for Junior helper, weekend for Senior)

  • Rehearsal Monitor (2 months of rehearsals per volunteer)

  • Workshop Monitor  (2 workshops per semester)

  • Community Event Monitor x2 (such as farmer’s market mini-concerts)

  • Concert Monitor (dress rehearsal and concert)

  • Concert Fundraising Assistant

  • 2 additional bingo shifts

  • Library Cleanup helper

  • Other talents (photography, videography, help with programs etc.)


Fundraising options – For every $250 raised through three of our fundraisers (Pizzas, chocolates, perogies, etc),  the Calgary Boys’ Choir will provide a $25 credit towards the following year’s tuition or tour.

Our Covid Protocols

 

Calgary Boys’ Choir COVID-19 Protocols

 

As of Aug 31, 2021:

 

  • All members are to remain masked upon entrance to Knox Presbyterian Church, throughout all singing and breaks. In order to unmask, participants must be outdoors. Directors are welcome to take their choirs outdoors for as many mask breaks as necessary.

  • All members will be sufficiently physically distanced from each other. This means at least one meter in between each chorister, and possibly even two meters if space allows.

  • Rehearsals may take place outdoors, at the discretion of each director. If rehearsal is outdoors, participants may be unmasked, provided physical distancing is observed at all times

  • All high touch areas (door handles) will be sanitized periodically throughout the evening. The general manager will keep track of this. 

  • All boys must sanitize (or wash their hands with soap and water) upon entering the building and prior to any breaks.

  • Indoor rehearsals must have a minimum break of ten minutes every fifty minutes. In this break, participants must clear the room. 

  • Enhanced ventilation has been added to the system at Knox Presbyterian Church.

  • Any windows in the rehearsal rooms will be opened for the duration of rehearsal to further enhance ventilation. 

  • Participants will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire prior to coming to rehearsal as well as a health check at the door when they arrive.

  • Any families where a participant has come down with COVID-19 will be required to report this case to CBC, CBC will then in turn share information with families that their child may have been exposed. 

  • All current Calgary Boys’ Choir staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19

  • All parent volunteer monitors will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

  • We will continue to monitor what school boards in our area are doing, as this is most likely our best guide at good practices as things continue to develop. 

Weekly rehearsals take place at Knox Presbyterian Church, 

3704 37 St SW, Calgary, AB T3E 3C3