Our volunteer program welcomes all parents and friends of the school to get involved in activities both in and out of the classroom. Volunteering not only enhances your child’s education, but also makes you a part of it. The faculty and staff are greatly appreciative and supportive of our volunteers’ contributions.
Parents have an opportunity to sign up for various volunteer positions at the beginning of the school year. The Home & School Association’s Volunteer Coordinator works with the school staff to coordinate the entire volunteer effort.
The Service Hours Sheet and Fundraiser and Service Hour Agreement can be found on the School Links page under Admissions. You can sign up to be a VOLUNTEER on the form below and someone from the office will contact you.
VIRTUS Training Requirement
All volunteers are required to attend a Protecting God’s children workshop, be “VIRTUS” trained, and to sign documentation specified by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. After 5 years “Keeping the Promise Alive” must be taken. Anyone over the age of 13 must take “Jeremiah”, the VIRTUS program for young adults.
This program is a requirement for all employees of the parish community and all volunteers who have regular contact with the students of St. Pius V Catholic School. VIRTUS is an Archdiocesan-wide program and is mandatory for all school volunteers.
The program consists of two parts:
- Criminal Background Check
- Protecting God’s Children Workshop (3-hour training)
Protecting God’s Children is a workshop for adults on the subject of child abuse. This workshop focuses on the harm of child sexual abuse, the warning signs of sexual abuse, what each person must do to prevent it, and the policies of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for reporting it.
Volunteers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Room parents
- Field trip chaperones
- Library volunteers
- Workroom volunteers
- Classroom volunteers
- Classroom party volunteers
- Special events volunteers
- Extra-curricular volunteers
Volunteers need to do the following:
- Sign in and out of the visitor’s log in the office and acquire a visitor’s sticker
- Wear the visitor’s sticker so you may be easily identified by faculty and staff
- Protect confidentiality of students and staff
- Make other arrangements for siblings when volunteering at the school
- Notify the office to reserve a room for a meeting
Volunteer opportunities will be announced in emails sent to the school community as well as a link to sign up online below.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Deadline to earn School and Sports Service Hours for the 2015-2016 School year is April 30. Any remaining balances will be deducted from your account via ACH on May 1.
SERVICE HOUR DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30