Volunteer Coordinator: Monique Callahan
Our Parent Involvement Program (PIP) Philosophy
Corpus Christi Catholic School believes that the education of our students is a partnership with our families. We encourage parent involvement by volunteering regularly in support of the school. Volunteering is an opportunity for each family to help us accomplish our common goals in providing a solid Catholic education, in a healthy, safe, and attractive environment for academic success by giving of their time, talent or treasure.
Each family with a student enrolled at Corpus Christi Catholic School is expected to complete Thirty (30) volunteer hours each year. Parents and extended family, who are 18 years of age and older may volunteer hours for the family. Middle school students who have completed the required number of service hours for their grade may count any additional volunteer hours toward their family’s 30 hour requirement. Volunteer hours may be completed any time between June 1 and May 31 for a particular school year. We ask that all volunteer hours be completed no later than the last week of May each year. Volunteer hours count if the activity directly benefits Corpus Christi Catholic School. Community service to other non-profit organizations, while charitable, does not count toward Corpus Christi Catholic School volunteer hours. The school will regularly publicize opportunities for volunteering via TeacherEase announcements as well as the Colts E-Blast.
Reporting Volunteer Hours
At the beginning of every school year, each family will need to start a Volunteer Log Page in the Family Volunteer Log Book located at the front desk. Blank Log pages and instructions are in the binder. Whenever any Volunteer hours are completed, the individual who volunteered must update the family’s Volunteer Log Page.
Some Areas of Volunteer Service
|Room Parent / Classroom Helper||Coaching (Athletics)||HSA|
|Library Help||Chaperone / Driver||Lunch Room / Yard Duty|
|Picture Day||Uniform Closet||Concessions Stand|
|Jog-A-Thon||Fall Festival||GALA – Dinner Auction|
|Spaghetti Dinner||Groundskeeping Projects|
All volunteers MUST have completed the following prior to contact with any student or class.: Diocesan Volunteer Application (including 3 reference checks), a Background Check, and registration and online Safe Environment Training with VIRTUS. Please note that only Background Checks conducted through our contracted Diocesan agency are accepted.
Safe Environment Training
Our school/parish, like all schools/parishes in our diocese, is conscientious in ensuring a safe environment for all who worship, work, volunteer, and learn in our school/church programs. Anyone who has regular contact with children or young people must take Safe Environment Training. This 10 year old mandate is required for all adults 18 years or over who work/volunteer around children across the entire nation in any ministry or school. These requirements are directly from Bishop Sheridan for all volunteering involving children in our diocese. Historically, this training was conducted both in-person at various Catholic schools and parishes; more recently, online classes were provided by the diocese’s previous platform Catholic Mutual Group (CMG). Starting August 2020, the diocese switched to using the VIRTUS platform for all Safe Environment trainings. Currently, all trainings are being conducted online only; however, there are plans to include an in-person option in the future. If you have previously taken Safe Environment Trainings either in person or online through the CMG platform, please contact Monique Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if you are up-to-date.
The initial Safe Environment training with VIRTUS is an online class called Protecting God’s Children Online Awareness Session 3.0 This class is good for 1 year from the date it is taken. Every year after this initial training, volunteers are notified via email from VIRTUS of an assigned brief “update training” on the topic of keeping children safe. The yearly update training must be completed in order to continue volunteering around children. Every 3 years, volunteers will need to take a Recertification training called Keeping the Promise Alive 3.0. Again, VIRTUS will keep track of assigning volunteers to the appropriate training.
Safe Environment Training is open to all, whether you intend to work with minors or not, and we encourage you to attend. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school. For more information, you visit https://www.diocs.org/Departments/Child-and-Youth-Protection
If a parent’s business or profession is one that could provide a service to the school, please consider offering the product or giving the service in fulfillment of volunteer hours. Once volunteer hours have been fulfilled for the school year, volunteering these products/services will then become tax deductible and a receipt for taxes may be obtained from the school business office.