How to become a Volunteer
Important information for VOLUNTEERS
The following TWO documents must be completed and return to our office prior to volunteering for any school events (i.e. field trips).
1) The CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY is completed and mailed to the address at the bottom of the form found at this website:
This document can take 4-6 weeks for it to be processed.
Please note: a photocopy of your driver’s license or health card must be attached to your form.
2) A CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK is also required for volunteering. There are two options for completing this document - in person or online.
● In Person
You may apply in person for a criminal record check 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (closed on statutory holidays) at the following locations:
Halifax Regional Police Headquarters
1975 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Central Division (Community) Office
Halifax Shopping Centre, Mumford Road, Halifax
West Division Office
15 Convoy Run, Bedford
East Division Office
7 Mellor Avenue, Burnside Industrial Park
Spryfield Community Office
264 Herring Cove Road
You must present two pieces of identification with your current address. The address must be within Halifax, Dartmouth, or the communities extending from Bedford to the Sambro Loop. Accepted identification:
● Nova Scotia Driver’s License or Nova Scotia ID Card
● and one other of:
○ health card
○ birth certificate
○ social insurance number
Halifax Regional Police is pleased to once again partner with myBackCheck to provide an online method for residents to obtain record checks. While a record check can still be obtained by visiting one of the locations listed above, you may find the online service faster and more convenient. The online check is performed by Halifax Regional Police staff, but rather than wait 10 days for a paper response, myBackCheck sends the results to you electronically, normally within three business days. There is a $50 fee for this online option, though the WSA will reumburse this to you.