St. Joseph Regional Catholic School is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers who give their time and talents each year to benefit the entire school community. Volunteers truly model Christian values as our students see firsthand the importance of giving back to their community.
Any individual who wishes to become a St. Joe’s volunteer must complete the Diocesan online course (approx. 1 hour) of “Safe Haven” before beginning, as well a a criminal background check. Interested candidates should complete a Volunteer Application. Click here to access all Manchester Diocese volunteer information.
Any volunteer who provides student transportation is required to submit a copy of his or her driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a signed Diocese of Manchester Driver/Vehicle Registration form. This correspondence must be submitted each school year.
Depending on the volunteer assignment, volunteers may be asked to attend an orientation meeting. All volunteers in the school are required to wear name badges (provided and located at the front reception desk) and sign in when entering and leaving the school. Volunteers should record any hours contributed after school or at home and submit their hours to the Parent Guild before the end of the school year.
A volunteer training guide is available that can help answer general questions in regards to volunteering at St. Joe’s . In addition feel free to contact the Safe Environment Coordinator at the Safe Environment Office (see Contacts) for specific questions on how to become a volunteer. To access the Volunteer Training Guide, click on the following link: St. Joe’s Volunteer Training.
About the Parent Guild
The Parent Guild consists of all parents, guardians, and grandparents who have children attending St. Joseph Regional Catholic School. The goals of this Guild are to enrich children’s experiences at St. Joe’s, and to foster a sense of community among all St. Joe’s participants; parents, teachers and students. The St. Joe’s Parent Guild meets once per month to discuss upcoming events and activities that benefit the school.
All are welcome at the monthly meetings!
The St. Joe’s Parent Guild Executive Board provides leadership to the Guild, enabling the organization to fulfill its established purposes. The board consists of a President (Principal), and usually the Chairpersons of the standing committees (which include the Parent Guild Secretary and Treasurer).
Each year we ask all individuals interested in volunteering to complete a volunteer interest survey. To submit the form online, click on the following link: Volunteer Interest Survey. Information gathered from this survey is disseminated to Parent Guild chairpersons, classroom representative, and school administration to facilitate volunteer efforts. Individuals are contacted only after they have completed all mandatory screening and returned an annual volunteer interest survey.
Volunteers may be needed to help with student athletics and activities throughout the year. These and other urgent volunteer requests can be found in the school newsletter, via emails from the guild, through www.Homeworknow.com announcements from the office, or on this website.
Each spring St. Joe’s has a volunteer breakfast in honor of our dedicated volunteers. This is a family breakfast held prior to the school day. Staff and students take this time to say “THANK YOU” for all the support that volunteers provide to the St. Joe’s school community.