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VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES

All families are required to fulfill 1.5 credits in volunteering or buy out options. Families can sign up for one position that totals 1.5 credits or select a combination of positions to reach the 1.5 requirement. If you fail to fulfill any of the required credits you signed up for, it will be you responsibility to find another position to fulfill your credits, or Buy-Out. Failure to select and fulfill a selected volunteer commitment or select an alternative will result in the assessment of the Buy-Out fee for those credits missed. All changes or additions to your volunteer Sign Up must be made by March 1, 2020. Any Buy-Out fees that have been assessed will be non-refundable after the March 1st deadline.

 

Some positions - primarily the PGO Executive Board, Room Parents and Parent Ambassador - require an interest form which can be downloaded here.  The remaining positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis during registration in early spring using a Sign Up Genius. All positions are subject to administrative approval. Only those positions listed on the Sign Up Genius are available for the next school year. If you have an interest in volunteering in a position that is not listed, please note this in the comments section. 

BUY OUT OPTION

If a family chooses not to participate in the Volunteer Service Program, they must choose the buy out option and pay the assessment. Special circumstances and exemptions should be submitted in writing to the School Administration for review. Non-compliance may result in non-renewal of family registration.

1.5 credits -$1,500.00

1.0 credit - $ 1,000.00   

0.5 credit - $500.00

 

IF YOU ARE A PRESCHOOL ONLY FAMILY, THE FOLLOWING APPLIES:

2 day a week program  =   0.5 credit required  or  $500 buy out option

3 day a week program  =   1.0 credit required  or  $1,000 buy out option

5 day a week program  =   1.5 credit required  or  $1,500 buy out option

 

IN ADDITION TO EACH FAMILY’S PARTICIPATION IN THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE PROGRAM, THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ALSO NEED TO BE MET FOR FIRST GRADE FAMILIES:

  • Donut Sales: First grade families sell donuts at Mass one or two Sundays throughout the year.  A master calendar will be sent to all First Grade families with dates and names at the beginning of the school year. 

 

FINGERPRINTING / SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING - REQUIRED

All volunteers who work directly with children on a regular basis (including driving for field trips or sports events) must be fingerprinted through the Diocese of Orange and complete an online Safe Environment training course available.

Please download the PDF below which contains more information about the training and instructions for how to register.

Please contact the school office for fingerprinting forms, details and locations.  Volunteers may only begin working after their fingerprinting is cleared and their Safe Environment certificate has been received in the school office.

If you have any questions regarding the Volunteer Service Program, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Sukut at volunteers@stedschool.org

 

VOLUNTEER DRIVING INFORMATION

Our students normally take buses for transportation to school events and field trips. On occasion, like local field trips, sporting events or 8th grade service projects, parent volunteer drivers are needed. The Diocese requires all volunteer drivers to take the online Defensive Driving Curriculum, which includes the “Be Smart - Drive Safe” video and volunteer driver questions. This can be accessed through Catholic Mutual Group’s online CMG Connect program - the same site for Safe Environment Training. This training and the form below must be completed and turned into the Welcome Center before performing any volunteer driving duties.