St. Joseph School requires all school families to commit to a minimum of 45 volunteer hours between July 1 and May 15 by volunteering for school and/or parish activities. Any hours not completed by May 15 will be billed to you at $30 per hour. A minimum of 5 hours of the 45 hours total must be related to fundraising. These may include the Auction, Walk-A-Thon, Annual Fund, Grant Writing or Endowment.
The St. Joseph Auction is an annual all-school event held in cooperation with the St. Joseph parents and provides opportunities for involvement from a variety of businesses outside the St. Joseph Community. The proceeds of the Auction join with the Annual Fund to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a St. Joseph education. Parents are asked to volunteer, and to procure or contribute $200 worth of items for the Auction.
The Walk-A-Thon is a spring, student involved event. Students secure pledges and join together for an afternoon of walking, fun and prizes. Each family is expected to collect a minimum of $100 per family for this event.
VOLUNTEERING IN THE CLASSROOM:
Mandatory Volunteer Requirements:
At St. Joseph School the safety of our students, mind and body, is important to all of us. In order to volunteer in any capacity that involves students including: classroom volunteer, coach, scout leader, field trip volunteer, etc., volunteers must meet the following requirements:
Attend a volunteer training at St. Joseph School
Read The Code of Personal Conduct, Policy for the Prevention of & Response to Sexual Abuse, Sexual Misconduct & Sexual Harssment and Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of Minors and Vulnerable Adults pamphlets (CLICK HERE to download packet)
Sign the Safe Environment Program Church Personnel Agreement form (CLICK HERE to download form)
Sign a Confidentiality Pledge form yearly,
Register with VirtusOnline.org and pass a Volunteer Background Check
Attend a free 3-hour Safe Environment training program “Called to Protect for Ministries” held in locations throughout the Seattle Archdiocese. (Register for classes at
RETURNING VOLUNTEERS:every three years
Sign a Confidentiality Pledge yearly
Complete one Safe Environment online training update (approximately one hour) by October 31 of each year.
For questions, please contact Ann Vandewark in the Issaquah office, 425-313-9129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.