Volunteer Opportunities for 2015-2016
The faculty and staff
are grateful for the time volunteers are able to spend
at our St. Vincent de Paul School.
You are welcome and appreciated.
Volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul School are
essential in helping to fulfill our mission of being a
faith-centered Catholic school that promotes academic
achievement and spiritual development for our students
Every year, parents and other volunteers spend
hundreds of hours of their time making sure that ongoing
needs such as setting up the lunchroom or assisting on
the playground and special events such as the auction
are fully staffed.
You can make a
difference in the life of a child, including your own,
We ask that all families give a time commitment
of 30 hours of service time (15 hours for single
parents) to the school and 5 hours to the parish.
Hours can be recorded on the form sent in the
A link is also provided below.
Please note that all volunteers are required to have
completed the following:
Archdiocese of Seattle’s Safe Environment Program
Hold Harmless/Indemnity Agreement
Be part of the school
Be active in your
Be supportive of the
teachers and staff.
There are many volunteer opportunities at St. Vincent de
opportunities include, but are not limited to, the items
Contact information is given for most.
||Contact Mrs. Stewart
||Do you love art? Each
homeroom needs a parent (or two) to teach art
lessons using our art docent materials once a
month. Contact Anne Marie Flaherty.
Box Tops for Education
collecting/organizing box tops. Contact Kelli
Sanders for information.
Campbell’s Labels for Education
Assist with collecting/organizing labels.
Contact Yodit Haile for information.
Catholic Education Week
||During our Open House
(last weekend in January), we look for
volunteers to assist with greeting visitors and
serving coffee and donuts. Contact Mrs. Stewart.
Many teachers rely on volunteers to assist them
in the classroom. Contact your child’s teacher
||This is seasonal for
each sport. Coaches are needed for our CYO
sports program. Contact Barbara Brooks.
||We occasionally need
volunteers to assist as chaperones for field
trips. Look for notice in the communication
Fun Day Afternoon
The day before the last day of school, we plan a
variety of activities for students. We can use
volunteers to supervise such activities as
volleyball, badminton, hair salon (for crazy
styles), or kickball. Look for notice in the
||The grounds around the
school can occasionally use weeding or sprucing
up. This can be done at any time. Contact Mrs.
Stewart for more information.
||In June, volunteers are
needed to help set up for the graduation
breakfast the day before graduations. Help is
also needed on graduation day to assist with the
breakfast in the morning and at the reception in
the evening. Contact Mrs. Stewart.
||In the spring we do
health screenings for vision and hearing. Look
for notice in the communication envelope.
Contact Mrs. Stewart for information.
Hospitality Coordinator/Committee for Parents
Provide treats and drinks for Parents
Association meetings and other events/activities
as needed. Contact Mrs. Stewart.
Jr. High Dance
||In the spring, there is
a dance from 7-10pm for grades 7 and 8. Contact
Mrs. Burnaby or look for notice in the
||Provide assistance in
the lunchroom by helping children open lunches
and cleaning tables. Contact Mrs. Stewart if you
can help. On hot lunch days, the lunch tables
are set up in the parish social hall. Mrs. Wolf
schedules volunteers for this.
||Coaches are needed for
math teams in grades 5-8. This is an
after-school activity, usually one day a week.
Contact Mrs. Stewart for more information.
||Twice a year students
in grades 5-8 run a timed mile during PE class.
Volunteers are needed to walk to and from
Federal Way Stadium and assist with timing.
Contact Mrs. Taylor for information.
New Family Mentor
||Be the “go-to” person
for a family that is new to our school. Contact
them early in the year to welcome them and
answer questions they may have. Keep in contact
during the year. Contact Mrs. Stewart for
||Help is needed in the
office from 11:30-1:30 daily. If you are able to
commit to a day a week, contact Mrs. Wolf.
||The opportunities are
nearly endless. Contact the office or look for
notices in the communication envelope.
Penny’s Park Cleanup
||Several times a year,
Penny’s Park needs to be cleaned up (bark
swept/redistributed, driveway/walkway swept).
Contact Mrs. Stewart.
couple of times a year, we serve a special pizza
lunch. Mrs. Wolf looks for volunteers to pick up
the pizzas at Costco and to serve the lunch.
Contact Mrs. Wolf.
||DAILY – 9:55-10:30
Please contact Mr. Dizon or the
||We need people who can
commit to a day/time to sell SCRIP in the office
(8:15-8:45 or 2:45-3:15) daily or on the 1st/3rd
weekend of each month after Mass. Contact Mrs.
||On Thursday of Holy
Week, each classroom celebrates a Seder Meal. We
look for help in shopping for and preparing the
supplies for the meal. Contact Mrs. Stewart.
||Coordinate and plan
treats for teachers and staff to show our
appreciation for them. Possible times could
include conference week in November or Teacher
Appreciation Week in May. Contact Mrs. Stewart
have a supply of used uniforms on campus that
occasionally need sorting/straightening. Contact