Commitment Hours and Volunteering

Commitment hours (or volunteer time) for the current school year are accrued from May 1st through April 30th.

Commitment Hour Requirements:
* Returning families – at lease fifty (50) hours.
* New families Grades K – 8th – at least forty (40) hours.
* Pre-School/Pre-K families attending:
— Two days/week (Tu/Th) – at least eight (8) hours
— Three days/week (M/W/F) – at least twelve (12) hours
— Five days/week (M-F) – at least twenty (20) hours

Click on the link below to log and record commitment/volunteer hours.
LOG VOLUNTEER HOURS HERE!

How to earn commitment hours:
You accrue commitment hours by answering the call for help! Throughout the school year, there will be many opportunities to volunteer for Parent Org events, in your child’s classroom, for the school (front office) and for the parish, just to name a few. Volunteer opportunities will be made known through the weekly school newsletter (emailed to families every Thursday), emails from your child’s teacher, emails from your Parent Org Class Rep, flyers and sign-up sheets in the FCE (Family Communication Envelope) sent home as needed, the school website (check the Fundraising and Parent Org News pages) and the church bulletin. The volunteer opportunities are many!

Common volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to):
Auction, Jog-A-Thon, Halloween Carnival, OLG Game Night, Light the Night (Christmas Lighting event), Math Night, Parent Org events, serving on a parish or school committee/board, field trip chaperone, helping in the classroom, Scouts, CYO coaching, Parish support, school office support, take home work for teachers or fundraising events, playground/recess duty, helping with extracurricular activities and summer camps, room parent, class auction project parent, middle school lab assistant, speech team coordinator (middle school), classroom book orders parent, participating in the West Seattle Hi-Yu Parade (July), participating in OLG’s Day of Service, providing free childcare for a school family so they can volunteer…

How do you know where you stand on hours?
The Parent Org will send email reports to school families, using the primary email address listed for your family.  The reports will list the total number of hours logged by the family and will be sent roughly once a month at the beginning of each month starting in September and running through May. You will continue to receive a monthly report even after you meet your commitment for the year, and will receive one last report by mid-May showing your final hour totals. The deadline for submitting hours is May 1.

Safe Environment Training for All Volunteers
All volunteers are required to be up-to-date on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements for volunteers. Click the link below to learn about the new program.

Information About New Safe Environment Program

Do you have questions?
Contact Paul van Zwalenburg and Marnie Foust, Commitment Hours Chair, or Christa Callanan, Parent Org Chair.