Parents help with classroom projects, major events, fundraisers, and the partnership between family and school is a true collaboration. As a part of our enrollment contract all families are required to complete 25 volunteer hours per academic year.

We have many service opportunities over the course of the academic year with which we need help in the classroom, in the office, on field trips, at extracurricular activities, the auction, jog-a-thon, dances, the Parish/school picnic, CYO sports and more. These volunteer areas, and countless others, help us build an inclusive community and contribute to your volunteer hours. Through volunteering, parents work side-by-side, develop friendships, and strengthen our community.

Parents that serve on the School Commission or any school committee receive an automatic 25 volunteer hours. Other volunteer opportunities that can report an initial 25 hours are coaching and ITWA - however we generally find that both acquire more than 25 hours. Room Parents can report 50 hours split between the number of room parents for each class (if there are two RP's each receives 25 hours, and so on). Hours other than committee hours are not automatically added to the database and must be reported by the volunteer.

How to Volunteer


To volunteer at St. Joseph School you must complete the following steps based on whether you are a new or returning parent. Please follow the step-by-step instructions below.

For new volunteers . . . For returning volunteers . . .
1. Visit the online Virtus site and register as a first-time registrant.

2. Click 'Begin the Registration Process' (please remember your login information).

3. Register online for the 3-hour Safe Environment Class: Protecting God’s Children.

4. When you are logged in on the online Virtus site, click the 'Background Check tab' to begin the process. The background check process is typically completed within a 24-hour period and only has to be updated every 3 years.

5. After you’ve completed steps 1-4 a certificate will be sent to you via email. A copy will be shared with the Virtus Coordinator at St. Joseph School. At this time you are cleared to volunteer at St. Joseph School.

1. Visit the online Virtus site and login. If you do not remember your login information click ‘Need login information.’ DO NOT create a new profile. Contact the Virtus help desk, 1-888-847-8870, for login assistance.

2. Please ensure that you are your background check is up-to-date (required every 3 years). You do not need to repeat the 3-hour class.

3. As long as your background check is up-to-date you are cleared to volunteer. On occasion, you may receive online bulletins for additional training or compliance. Please complete these when or if you receive them.

Problems with logging in contact the Virtus help desk at 1-888-847-8870.
Questions about your account or compliance contact Archdiocese Safe Environment Office at 206-274-3188.

If you have any school specific questions please contact the Assistant Business Manager at 206.329.3260 x222 or businessoffice@stjosephsea.org.

Seek & Choose

Thank you for your willingness to volunteer. There are a variety of ways to help at St. Joseph. Whether you can volunteer once or multiple times, in the morning, during the day, in the evening or on the weekends, we have a multitude of opportunities available from working directly with students to administrative work or special events. Whatever your interests and availability, we have a volunteer job for you! Volunteer activities performed at St. Joseph Parish also count toward fulfilling your volunteer commitment.

Click the links below to complete the sign-up genius form pertaining to a particular volunteer event. We will be in touch soon with more information. Please also contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sara Cotto at scotto@stjosephsea.org.


You are responsible for recording and submitting your family’s Volunteer Hours. Fill out the Donated Hours Form (below), or print it and turn it in to the Advancement Office. Contact the advancement office with questions regarding tracking volunteer hours.

Volunteer Opportunities

EventVolunteer LinkVolunteer DescriptionDeadline

Lunchroom Helper

Sign up here

Pick a day! Pick one or sign up weekly!
Lunchroom help M-F 10:45AM to 1:00PM

All year

Auction Office HelpEmail: Lauren Clisham

Cutting - can take home


In Touch With Art Docent

Email: Susie Wells

A unique volunteer opportunity for parents/ guardians to teach art to students in the classroom. There are various levels of commitment and all help is welcome!

Jaguar Friday Community Coffee HostEmail: Sara Cotto

Friday's 7AM - 8AM
Host coffee outside of Jaguar Club

Jog-a-thon Chair

Email: Lauren Clisham

1-2 people to chair the upcoming 2020 Jog-a-thon. This year to shadow current chair. Some Chair duties include organizing volunteers, on-site day of, working with Advancement to increase donations, etc., ASAP

Milk Donation
Martin de Poores outreach at St. Joseph Church

Email: Katie Deliver 4 gallons of milk to the Martin de Poores outreach at St. Joseph Church

Every 3rd Saturday before 2PM

CFF Pancake Breakfast 12/1

Email: Claire

Volunteers needed for set up and day of help

CFF Advent Wreath Making EventEmail: ClaireSet up, check-in and during event
Pre-K Faith FormationEmail: ClaireTeach 45 minute weekly class (twice a month) Oct - MayASAP
Spirit Gear SellerEmail: Lauren Various Events and times
Auction VolunteerVolunteer here! Various days and activities
Auction High School Student Volunteer Volunteer here! Various days and activities
Auction Dessert DashSign up here!