VOLUNTEERING

St. Thomas More School thanks all our families who donate their time and talents to our school. We truly could not do what we do

without your help. Your time is valuable, and we appreciate your choice to share it with us. We will always do our best to pair you with your child and their class but please consider volunteering for the times where we struggle to find volunteers as it can be a great

benefit for other students.

 

 

 

In-School Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly Volunteer Opportunities

  • Bookstore – Help weekday mornings from 7:45-8:15am. Volunteers will sell school supplies that students need for their day.

  • Morning Volunteer Session, 9:00-11:00am; assisting with supporting classes outside.

  • Lunch Volunteer Session, 10:55am-12:55pm; assisting with supporting classes outside.

  • Afternoon Volunteer Session, 12:30-2:30pm; assisting with supporting classes outside.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

More Bread Mass Sales

This school fundraiser sells gift certificates to be used at various local merchants. Gift cards and certificates are provided on a 1:1 scale so you get what you purchase. This is a rotating schedule and we ask that you consider multiple Mass times. We ask that volunteers feel comfortable working with cash and check.

 

Yearly Opportunities

  • Book Fair – Assist with stocking and selling books for the Book Fair. There will be a shift sign up closer to the event.

  • Back-to-School Supply Fillers – help fulfill orders placed by families for the school supplies.

  • Back-to-School Supply Sales – help with the pick up of supplies during the three Back to School nights in August.

  • Box Tops Prize Committee – help plan and solicit both general monthly prizes and specialty incentive prizes for the Box Tops for Education program.

  • Used Uniform Prep (August or January) – help to separate and organize uniforms.

  • Used Uniform Sale (August or January) – help to sell used uniforms.

  • PJAS Assistant – Help assist the 7th and 8th grade students in preparing for the PJAS competition. Science and/or public speaking background is helpful but not necessary.

  • 8th Grade Class Night – two volunteers needed to help make it a night to remember for our 8th Grade students. Volunteers should You will receive event information and have the support of previous volunteers, teachers, administration, and the Women’s Guild for

  • assistance along the way.

  • 8th Grade Graduation – two volunteers needed to coordinate the food, light set-up and clean-up, and working with the volunteers of Class Night to gather 7th Grade parent support. Volunteers will receive event information and have the support of previous chairs, teachers, administration, and the Women’s Guild for assistance along the way.

  • Kindergarten Celebration – need two chairs to purchase and deliver the food for the Kindergarten Graduation.

  • Walkathon, Set Up – Help set up the fun on the day of the Walkathon.

  • Walkathon, Count Money – Help process and count money. Sessions are during the day two weeks prior to and after the Walkathon.

  • 8th Grade Graduation – Volunteers should not have a child entering 8th Grade this school year. This involves coordinating food, light set-up and clean-up, and working with the chairs of Class Night to gather 7th Grade parent support. Chairs will receive event information and have the support of previous chairs, teachers, administration, and the Women’s Guild for assistance along the way.

 

St. Thomas More School and Parish Volunteer Policy and Protocol

The United States Conference of Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People mandates that every diocese implement Safe Environment programs for all children, parents and adults.  The principal purpose of this Charter is to ensure a safe environment for the children of each diocese.  Here in the Diocese of Allentown, a number of steps have been taken in order to implement these guidelines pertaining to reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse.

 

Therefore, in light of these steps, all adult volunteers (18 and older) at St. Thomas More School and Parish who come into contact with children, regardless of the number of hours, are MANDATED to have the following eight requirements completed PRIOR to volunteering:

 

Diocesan Requirements for Adult Volunteers

(anyone 18 years and older who will be volunteering while minors are present).

  1. Read and sign the acknowledgment form for the Code of Conduct policy

  2. Read and sign the acknowledgment form for the Policy Regarding the Sexual Abuse of Minors

  3. Read and sign the acknowledgment form for the Child_Protective_Law_Policy

  4. Attend a Protecting God’s Children WorkshopA schedule of PGC Workshops around the diocese, Diocesan Calendar.
    PLEASE NOTE: If you attend a workshop at another diocesan location, please remember to submit your Certificate of Attendance 
    to the Safe Environment coordinator.

 

State Required Clearances (must be updated every five years)

  1. Submit a PA State Police Criminal Record Check (dated 2015 or later)

  2. Submit a Department of Welfare’s Child Abuse Clearance (dated 2015 or later)

  3. Submit an FBI Criminal Background Fingerprint Check (dated within 1 year of submission)

  4. Submit a Mandated Reporting Training Certificate of Completion (Find a ​LIVE MR training)

Volunteering Requirements for Minors Under Age 18

Contact Information
Safe Environment Coordinator: Jared Rabold
Phone: 610-433-7413 ext. 49
Email: 
jared@stmchurchallentown.org

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