Volunteer Requirements

*For Families & Students - Volunteer Requirements


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. 


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 ConductPolicy 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 VirtusOnline.Org). Send a copy of your certificate of completion to Ann Vandewark in the school office.office@sjsissaquah.org.


For questions, please contact Ann Vandewark in the Issaquah office, 425-313-9129 or office@sjsissaquah.org.