Volunteer Opportunities

Up and Coming Volunteer Opportunities

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

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).

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

Sign Up HERE

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

Sign Up HERE

Certified Volunteers are needed to assist the logistical movements of students to and from the Picture Taking location within the school.

Volunteers are needed to make this day a success! Sign Up HERE.

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. 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
Boys

Winter

Elves are needed! Santa Shop will be held in December and volunteers are needed to support this beloved event. Assistance is needed for  set up and clean up as well as student shopping days. Volunteer positions include cashier, shopping assistant, and gift wrapping. Sign Up HERE.

Santa shoppers are needed throughout the year to help us find fantastic bargains for our Santa Shop merchandise. Sign Up HERE. For more information on shopping, visit our Santa Shop page.

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.

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.

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:

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. Click HERE to Sign Up to volunteer.

Sign Up will be coming

Volunteers are needed to read a story to each class in Grades Pre-k through 5th grade. Room Parents will coordinate Sign Ups for each class.

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. Sign Up HERE to help.

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

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.

SignUp HERE!

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

Hot Lunch Volunteer SignUp (Certified Volunteer)

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 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. Click here to SignUp

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

SignUp HERE

Sports Uniform Laundering

 At Home Teacher Support

Santa Shop Prep

Box Tops- 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

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