Volunteering

 

Tickets for Time ∼ Volunteer Opportunities   

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School offers many opportunities for parents to volunteer for their mandatory 20 hours of volunteer time. Below are brief descriptions of possible areas for which parents may choose to volunteer and a check list that is to be returned to the school office with the registration packet. Ticket for time will be used to keep track of your volunteer hours. This information sheet contains a sample of a Ticket for Time. Your actual tickets will be given to you in your First Day of School Packet distributed on the first day of the new school year. Please know that we are very grateful for all the help and support our parents provide. We know that “many hands make for a great school.”

  • Room Parents:  Room Parents serve as the liaison between the classroom teacher and parents. Typical duties may involve planning classroom parties (i.e. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas etc.), organizing teacher gifts (i.e. Christmas gifts for teachers and staff), assisting with Teacher Appreciation Day, organizing a teacher luncheon, helping with the Race for Education, supporting the auction project. Approximate time commitment: 1.5 hours/month.
  • Room Parent Coordinator:  The school room parent coordinator conducts an orientation for all room parents at the beginning of each school year and is responsible for reminding, helping and guiding each classroom parent. In addition, the coordinator may serve as the liaison between the school principal, PTSO, teachers, room parents and parents. Approximate time commitment: 5-6 hours/school year.
  • Race for Education Coordinator:  Race for Education is a “lap-a-thon” style fun run held in memory of SPPS parent, Heather DeWild, and all loved ones who have died. Race for Education is the school’s largest fundraiser and helps purchase items like technology and teacher development. A coordinator is needed for each class to help track the names of students who submit completed mailers. Class coordinators also recruit additional volunteers to help on the day of the race. Approximate time commitment: 4-5 hours/school year.
  • Auction Project Coordinator:  The annual SPPS dinner and silent auction needs classroom coordinators who will work with the classroom teacher to determine and organize the class gift or project. This person will ensure the project or gift is completed and submitted in a timely manner. Approximate time commitment: 5-6 hours/school year.
  • Auction Volunteers:  There are many, many opportunities to assist with the annual auction fundraising event. There are pre-event activities such as raffle ticket sales, design and decoration committees, food committees, staging, and many more opportunities. Much help is also needed the day and night of the event to make sure the evening is successful and fun for all the attendees. Approximate time commitment: 4+ hours/school year.
  • Booktacular Coordinator:  This event involves coordinating a special night at a neighborhood bookstore where the school receives a portion of sales and student contributions are in the form of short performances, art work displays, read-a-longs, and other activities that encourage participation and book purchases. This position will recruit and work with assistants to plan and execute the event. Approximate time commitment: 8-11 hours/school year.
  • Carnation Parade Coordinator:  This person will work with the school principal to plan the school’s level of involvement in the annual Carnation Day parade which is held in August. Planning work will be done in the proceeding spring, and some coordinating will be necessary a few days before the parade to ensure that participants are committed and aware of their obligations. Coordinator may also march in the parade. Approximate time commitment: 5-6 hours/school year.
  • Concession Stand/Score Board:  This person will work with the Athletic Director to help man the concession stand or work the Score Board during sport events. Approximate time commitment: will vary.
  • Dragons on the Move:  This is a service-oriented project where yard cleanup duties are performed for members of the community and the school grounds are spruced up. This event traditionally is held in the fall. Classroom coordinators are needed to assist the project coordinator in identifying suitable projects, supervising work crews on the day of the event, and in recruiting families to provide the cleaning services. Approximate time commitment: 6 -8 hours/school year.
  • Back-to-School BBQ Coordinator:  This person will work with the school principal to plan the BBQ that is held on the Sunday before school starts, which also corresponds with the school’s open house event.   Most planning work will be done the proceeding spring, and some coordinating will be necessary a few days before the event, and the day of the event in order to ensure that volunteers are committed and aware of their obligations. This person will recruit assistant volunteers and will work with a very small budget. Approximate time commitment: 6 – 8 hours/school year.
  • Lunchroom Helpers:  There is daily opportunity to assist with preparing and serving hot meals to students, and cleaning up the lunchroom afterwards. There is also opportunity to assist the teachers with recess monitoring duties. Approximate time commitment: 1-2 hours/day.
  • Box Top for Education Volunteers:  This person will assist with the orderly aggregation and submission of soup labels and box tops to be mailed in for funds to be received. Approximate time commitment: 4+ hours/school year.
  • Toner Cartridges Volunteers:  This person will assist with the orderly aggregation and submission of donated empty toner cartridges which must be boxed and mailed in order for funds to be received. Approximate time commitment: 4+ hours/school year.
  • Crossing Guards:  This person will assist with orderly and safe street crossings at the beginning and end of the school day. A sign and safety vest will be provided. These volunteers must be alert and attentive to their job at hand. Approximate time commitment: 1 hour/day.
  • Field Day Volunteers:  These volunteers with work with the gym teachers to supervise and engage students during the annual spring field day events. These volunteers may also assist with escorting students to and from the event location. These volunteers must have cheerful attitudes and be attentive to their assigned student charges. Approximate time commitment: 6 -7 hours/school year.
  • PTSO:  This is the school’s parent/teacher/student organization that meets on a monthly basis to discuss and plan fundraising events. Various offices are up for election every year, such as President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Anyone can attend the monthly meetings and all levels of participation are welcome and encouraged. Approximate time commitment: 1 hour/month.
  • Talent Show Volunteers:  These parents will work with the administration to conduct auditions of student performances and will coordinate a collective performance that showcases appropriate and varied student talents for the parents and school community. Approximate time commitment: 4+ hours/school year.
  • Volunteer Coordinator:  This person will work with the office personnel to do the record keeping of parent volunteer hours. Approximate time commitment: 1hour/month.
  • Dance Instructor Volunteer:  This person will teach the 8th grade students classical dance steps for their end-of-year cotillion. The classes will be given weekly during the regularly scheduled PE time. Ideally, the 8th grade parents will also have an opportunity to learn these dance steps during several evening and weekend classes. Approximate time commitment: 20 hours/school year.
  • Theater Coach Volunteer:  This person will work with the 8th grade class to identify and learn a short play that is performed as part of a dinner theater event for the 8th grade parents in the spring. This instruction time is usually held right after school several days per week in the spring.
  • Athletic Coach Volunteer:  A variety of sports are offered for students in grades 3 – 8. Several coaches are needed for each grade in each sport, for both boys and girls. Coaches are responsible for conducting practices, facilitating instruction, and modeling and encouraging Christian principles of sportsmanship, self-control and fair play. Approximate time commitment: 20+ hours/school year.
  • All-Hallow’s Eve Coordinator:  This person will work with the principal to plan and coordinate the school day carnival. Approximate time commitment: 5 hours.
  • All-Hallow’s Eve Event Volunteer:  This person will work with the committee to decorate the night before the event or volunteer to assist the day of event. Approximate time commitment: 2 hours.