Volunteer Opportunities

Up and Coming Volunteer Opportunities

Following are select opportunities by season. Check back, this page is updated regularly.

Fall

Friday October 12, 2018 (after noon dismissal)

Some positions require Certified/Compliant Volunteers

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Santa Shop Sort
Monday, September 24th 8:00 to 11:00 AM

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The Book Fair takes place in the school library. There are volunteers opportunities from Thursday, November 1st through Friday, November 9th.

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

Open House Dates:

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:30pm
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Thursday, February 1, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Sell Tuition Raffle tickets at the Back to School nights on September 12th or 19th.

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Certified Volunteers are needed to assist with Picture Day. Duties may include escorting students to and from the classroom to the picture location and straightening clothing and/or combing hair.

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Volunteers are needed to make this day a success!

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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 contact Janelle Ferguson if you would like to volunteer to coach. For all other opportunities see below.

Girls
  • Volleyball
    • Other
  • Cheer
    • Other
Boys
  • Football
    • Other
  • Soccer
    • Other

Winter

Elves are needed! Santa Shop will be held in December and volunteers are needed to support this beloved event. Help us prepare with at home tasks or participate in the actual event.

Volunteer at Santa Shop

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Help us get ready for Santa Shop

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Envelope stuffing for mailing

Costume and scenery creation

Rehearsal assistance

Most positions require Certified Volunteers

Aquinas hosts an informational admissions table at each of our three parishes at each mass on the weekend of January 26th and 27th. 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.

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The STARS Auction will take place on February 23rd. Volunteer opportunities will be coming soon.

Judges are needed for the Science Fair. While science expertise is helpful it is not required; judges will be provided with a rubric to assess student projects.

Volunteers are needed to read a story to each class in Grades Pre-k through 5th grade. Look for more information from your child’s Room Parent.

This Event takes place every December and is a celebration of the miracle at Guadalupe, Mexico.

Assistance is needed in many areas including:

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

Some positions require Certified Volunteers

Sign Up to donate food or have your student participate in the procession HERE.

Sign Up to assist with set up, serving, and clean up HERE.

The Aquinas Skate Social takes place at the Prince William Ice Center 5180 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22193.

Volunteers are needed to assist attendees with picking up the pre-purchased tickets or purchasing tickets at the door.

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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, sell concessions etc. Please contact Janelle Ferguson if you would like to volunteer to coach. For all other opportunities see below.

Girls
  • Cheer
  • Basketball
Boys
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling

Spring

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.

Parent Volunteers are needed to assist with the Rehearsals  and Actual Performances for various positions:

Production Assistance

Ticket Sales

Monitors of hallways and backstage

Most positions require Certified Volunteers

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

Our celebration of the culmination of the school year. Volunteers are needed for various events occurring during the day.

Some positions require Certified Volunteers.

 

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, sell concessions etc.  Please contact Janelle Ferguson if you would like to volunteer to coach. For all other opportunities see below.

Girls
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
Boys
  • Baseball
  • Track
A Sign Up page will be coming. Please check back.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Morning Duty volunteers will assist with morning drop off by directing traffic and helping children out of the car. It is a ONE WEEK committment starting on Monday and ending on Friday. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your first shift for a brief training. Signing up for one week is worth 3 volunteer service hours. IMPORTANT – please ensure you arrive on time each morning as you will be an key member of the morning duty crew.

Questions – contact Mrs. Ferguson at jferguson@aquinastars.org.

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Assist with serving hot lunch. Must be Certified/Compliant Volunteers.

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Volunteers are present at the Spirit Night locations to greet Aquinas families.

We have Spirit Nights throughout the school year at the following places:

Smoothie King

CiCis Pizza

Chick-Fil-A

Chipotle

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

Are you willing to help provide meals for families from the Aquinas community who are facing an illness or other traumatic event?    Click here to Sign Up.

Certified/Compliant Parent Volunteers are need to serve as after school club moderators.

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.

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Volunteers assist parents in selecting and purchasing used uniform items. They also help set up and take down the used uniform sale.

Meet and Greet Used Uniform Sale

Friday, August 24th, 1 to 3 PM

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Sign Up to be contacted when opportunities are available.  You will receive an email with specifics when an opportunity arises.  First respondents will be assigned, (ie. if 2 volunteers are needed, the first 2 email responses will be assigned and the task will be closed).

These opportunities will be at-home and do not require Certified/Compliant volunteers.

 

Why be a Certified Volunteer?

Certified Volunteers have been cleared to work in a volunteer capacity in which they may interact with students. Many volunteer activities require volunteers to be Certified (Compliant) due to the nature of the activity in which the volunteer is in direct contact with students engaged in various activities.

 

 

Certified (Compliant) Volunteers

Certified Volunteers (also known as Compliant) are Virtus trained and have completed a background check completed through the Arlington Diocesan Office of Child Protection (OPCYP).

Below are listed examples of the volunteer opportunities that require the volunteers that fulfill them be certified (compliant).

Room Parents

Hot Lunch

Fall Festival- Some positions

Coaches 

Santa Shop – Some positions (sales to students)

Field Day

Chaperones 

Club Moderators 

Race for Education – Some Positions (day of the race volunteers)

Middle School Musical – Some positons (costume fitters, room monitors)

 

Certified Volunteers must attend a Virtus training session. Pre-registration for Virtus training offered by the Diocese of Arlington at locations throughout the Diocese on multiple dates during the year is required at www.virtus.org.

Certified Volunteers must complete a background check paperwork packet (available here or in the front office of the school-this packet must be printed 2 sided ).

  • Please follow all directions in the packet carefully when filling out the forms
  • Forms not completed according to the directions provided will be returned for revision.
  • 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