Volunteer Opportunities

What do you want to do?

Do you have special talents that you would like to share?  Following is a list of opportunities categorized by job type.

School Support

Adult volunteers will assist student ambassadors as they lead tour groups of visiting families. Suggested talking points will be provided.

Open House Dates:

November 16, 2017

9 to 11 a.m.

6 to 8 p.m.

February 1, 2018

9 to 11 a.m.

6 to 8 p.m.

Aquinas hosts an informational admissions table at each of our three parishes at each mass on the weekend of January 27th and 28th. Volunteers will interact with parishioners and distribute informational materials. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the Mass time you sign up for and remain for 15 minutes after the conclusion of Mass. This allows for interactions with the parishioners as they are both exiting and entering the church. Volunteers do not need to stay with the table during Mass. Click HERE to sign up.

Hot Lunch Volunteer SignUp (Certified Volunteer)

Fellowship

Saturday, February 24, 2018

We are excited to hold our school auction and dinner event this year. This is a major event and requires lots of help to make it happen. With that in mind, we are forming several subcommittees.  They are:

Assistance is needed with setup and cleanup for the Couples’ Date Nights. Click HERE to sign up.

3rd to 5th Grade – September 30, 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall.

Middle School – October 7, 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the cafeteria at St. John Paul the Great High School.

Thursday, October 26th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in the Social Hall – volunteers are needed to assist in setting up for the event and cleaning up after. Sign up here.

Smoothie King

CiCis Pizza

Chick-Fil-A

Chipotle

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Potomac Nationals : May 4, 2018

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Are you willing to be the point of contact for families who are facing an illness or other traumatic event to arrange meals from our Aquinas community?  You will be the point of contact listed in the Connection and on the website for families in need of this service.  As needed, you will organize the process of providing meals via an online service.  This coordinator role will fulfill your semester’s service hour requirement.  Click here to Sign Up.

Student Activities

 

Thank you to all our volunteers for their support and for making this a wonderful and fun day for the students!

(Certified Volunteer)

The Book Fair takes place in the school library. There are volunteers opportunities from Thursday, November 2nd through Friday, November 10th. Sign up HERE (Certified Volunteer)

Elves are needed! Santa Shop will be held December 4th thru 8th and volunteers are needed to support this beloved event. Monday, December 4th will be set up and Friday, December 8th will be clean up.  December 5th, 6th, and 7th will be student shopping days. Volunteer positions include cashier, shopping assistant, and gift wrapping. Sign Up HERE.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Friday, March 2, 2018

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

 

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Saturday, January 27,2018

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Spiritual Life

Event is Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Assistance is needed in many areas including:

  • Food collection
  • Food serving (Certified Volunteers)
  • Cultural representation

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

Sign Up HERE.

Event is Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Advance preparation is needed for:

  • Dance choreography for Angels
  • Costumes for students

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

 

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

 

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Looking for a parent to coordinate the weekly visits of the Pilgrim Virgin Mary statues with families.  Duties include updating Connection information, pulling names of families weekly, communicating those families with the office and following up to make sure statues are returned (as needed). Goal is to have 2 statues out in the community each week with as many different families as possible.  Please click here to Sign Up for this at home opportunity.  This coordinator role will fulfill your semester’s service hours.

 

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Clubs

Certified Volunteer

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Fundraising

COMPLETED

Congratulations to Mrs. Martin on her winning ticket!  

Thank you to all the parents who participated and supported Aquinas and your PTO.

Car Raffle Sign Up

Join your fellow …. to stuff envelopes for mailing to OLA parishioners.  All are welcome.

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Volunteers are needed to assist at the October 26th used uniform sale located in the conference room. Click here to sign up.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Assistance needed in many areas including:

  • prize solicitation
  • event planning
  • silent auction administration
A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Calling all counters! We are looking for parents who are willing to clip, count and package Box Tops for submission. Parameters for submission will be provided along with the Box Tops. Return to be mailed as a single School submission. Click here to SignUp

Performing Arts

More details coming from Mr. Sawasky

Certified Volunteer

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Our Middle School is performing Mary Poppins

Performance dates are

  • Friday, March 23 at 7pm
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2pm and 7pm

Most positions require Certified Volunteers

This production needs many volunteer hours in many different ways to make it a success.  More details are coming from Mrs. Riley

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Athletics

Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be Certified Volunteers, meaning Virtus certification and background check must be current and on file. Each sport also needs team parents and parent volunteers to run the clock and/or flags, please see the SignUp under your sport. The opportunities to not require certification.

Girls
Boys

 

Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be Certified Volunteers, meaning Virtus certification and background check must be current and on file.

Girls
  • Cheer
  • Basketball
Boys
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

Each sport also needs parent volunteers to run the clock and/or flags and concessions, please see the SignUp under your sport.

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches must be Certified Volunteers, meaning Virtus certification and background check must be current and on file.

Girls
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
Boys
  • Baseball
  • Track

Each sport also needs parent volunteers to run the clock and/or flags, please see the SignUp under your sport.

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

At-Home Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all counters! We are looking for parents who are willing to clip, count and package Box Tops for submission. Parameters for submission will be provided along with the Box Tops. Return to be mailed as a single School submission. Click here to SignUp

Looking for a parent to coordinate the weekly visits of the Pilgrim Virgin Mary statues with families.  Duties include updating Connection information, pulling names of families weekly, communicating those families with the office and following up to make sure statues are returned (as needed). Goal is to have 2 statues out in the community each week with as many different families as possible.  Please click here to Sign Up for this at home opportunity.  This coordinator role will fulfill your semester’s service hours.

Are you willing to be the point of contact for families who are facing an illness or other traumatic event to arrange meals from our Aquinas community?  You will be the point of contact listed in the Connection and on the website for families in need of this service.  As needed, you will organize the process of providing meals via an online service.  This coordinator role will fulfill your semester’s service hour requirement.  Click here to Sign Up.

When can you help?

Is there a particular event you’d prefer to help with?
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Check back, this page is updated regularly.

Following are select opportunities by season. Check back, this page is updated regularly. Detailed opportunities are listed on the calendar above.

Fall

Friday October 13, 2018 (after noon dismissal)

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

Click here to Sign Up

The Book Fair takes place in the school library. There are volunteers opportunities from Thursday, November 2nd through Friday, November 10th. Sign up HERE (Some positions require Certified Volunteers).

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:30am and 6:30pm

Sign Up HERE

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9:30am and 6:30pm

Sign Up HERE

Winter

Set-Up, Clean-Up, re-stocking

Helping students shop, gift wrap, and check out

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Selling concessions during home games (indoor)

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Envelope stuffing for mailing

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Costume and scenery creation

Rehearsal assistance

Most positions require Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Spring

Stuff car raffle tickets in envelopes for mailing

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Sell car raffle tickets after all OLA Masses

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Pick up and return cars for the raffle to display at OLA Masses

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Production Assistance

Ticket Sales

Monitors of hallways and backstage

Most positions require Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

As Needed Opportunities

When Mrs. Newcomer has projects that require significant preparation, volunteers may be contacted for assistance.

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Assisting Mrs. Beda in the library

Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Various events throughout the year could benefit from sewing expertise, such as the Advent Program, Middle School Musical and Living Stations.

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Certified Volunteer?

Certified Volunteers are Virtus trained and have completed a background check through the Diocesan Office of Child Protection (OPCYP).  Certain volunteer positions require this certification for the protection of our students.

Pre-registration for Virtus training is required at www.virtus.org.

Background check paperwork packets are available in the front office of the school

  • Please follow all directions in the packet carefully when filling out the forms
  • All processing fees are paid by the Diocese of Arlington
  • The Central Registry Check form must be notarized

 

If you have already attended a Virtus session and/or completed a background check paperwork packet through another Diocese of Arlington entity/organization (religious education, youth ministry etc) please email certified@aquinastars.org and include the following information in your email:

  1. Your name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Diocesan location(s) where you are/have volunteered
  4.  Diocesan location/date where you attended Virtus training or a copy of your certificate