The Limestone District School Board is pleased to advise its community sponsors that students who are performing volunteer work for organizations are protected by the Board's liability insurance, while they are performing their required 40 hours of community involvement service. Students are covered to a maximum of 40 hours. Community sponsors are also protected by the Board's liability insurance for claims that arise out of our students' volunteer activities for organizations.
Community sponsors will be responsible for ensuring that their liability insurance will protect them for their involvement in this program. As with other programs, such as "Take Our Kids to Work," the School Board's insurance does not provide coverage for the negligence of the community sponsors.
Community sponsors also should be aware that, like job shadowing and other similar work-experience programs, students do not have accident insurance, or Workplace Safety Insurance coverage through the School Board. It is recommended that students involved in the program purchase Student Accident Insurance. The School Board expects the community sponsors to ensure that student volunteers are provided with safety instructions, and are trained and supervised to ensure a safe and mutually beneficial volunteer experience.