Volunteers assist in the school as valuable resources for the success of each student and the school as a whole.
Volunteer Background Checks & Safe Environment Training
- All volunteers are required to undergo a background check and a safe environment training session. The school reserves the right to decline the services of a volunteer or may request a volunteer to withdraw from service in school activities whenever, in the judgment of the school, it is in the best interest of the school to do so.
- All parents/volunteers who work with children 4x or more a year are required to take the class, “Called To Protect.” Each year the volunteer must take an updated, online class reviewing the safety of children. These sessions are mandatory for all chaperones, lunch proctors, & classroom helpers.
- Volunteers serve to enhance the school’s ability to provide for the students’ development and to benefit the school. They serve in a variety of capacities which include, but are not limited to: School Advisory Council and committees, Parents’ Club members and officers, Art Literacy teachers, classroom assistance to teachers, room parents, field trip assistants, fund-raising events and other activities relating to the talents and gifts of the volunteer population. Volunteers serving in the school will support and model the moral teachings of the Catholic Church and function faithfully within the mission and structures of the school, parish, and Archdiocese with proper respect for all.
- Volunteers work in a collaborative role with others ministering to the development of the children and the school as an educational institution. Volunteers are asked to recognize confidentiality as a living principle and respect the dignity of those with whom they work and come into contact.
- Volunteers accept responsibility to use contacts made through the school in such a way so as not to disrupt the peace, order and tranquility of the school community.
- Should volunteers come into conflict on school/parish related issues, it is the responsibility of both to resolve the dispute through personal diplomacy and/or an executive decision by the school principal and /or the pastor of the parish.
- Any person who has a conflict with a school/parish volunteer outside of the boundaries of school/parish activities must settle that dispute outside of and without involving or using school/parish resources.
- Volunteering provides opportunities for interested individuals to become actively involved in the educational process of the school while providing services that are not covered by the school budget. In order to assist tuition costs and help the school and parish community, each parent is asked to volunteer service to the school each year. These are called volunteer hours and may be completed throughout the school year. All hours should be recorded and turned into the school office each month or quarterly.
- A two-parent household is asked to contribute 30 volunteer hours; a single parent household is asked to contribute 15 volunteer hours. Any unfulfilled volunteer hours by June 1st will be billed at a rate of $25 per hour. Only adults can fulfill volunteer hours.
- A form for logged hours will go to each family with School News Notes on the first Thursday of each month. Completed forms of the previous month need to be returned to the school office by the 5th of each month.
- Opportunities to earn volunteer hours will be listed every month in the School News Notes and addressed monthly at Parents Club Meetings.