Volunteer Requirement

All Aquinas families are required to volunteer 10 hours per school year; 5 hours each semester (please review your tuition contract for additional details). While there is an option to buy out your volunteer requirement, we encourage you to instead take advantage of the many opportunities to volunteer. It is a wonderful way to get to know those in our community. Important: all volunteers working with students must be Compliant as defined by the Diocese of Arlington. Please see below for the steps to meet this requirement.

How to become a Compliant Volunteer?

All Aquinas volunteers interacting at any level with our students are required to be compliant. A Compliant Volunteer has done the following:

  • Completed an electronic background check – instructions on how to obtain the electronic background check can be found here.
  • Attend a required Virtus training session offered by the Diocese of Arlington at locations throughout the Diocese on multiple dates during the year. After completing the electronic background check above you will receive an auto generated email that will include the link to register for a Virtus session within the next 45 days.

If you have already attended a Virtus session and/or completed a background check through another Diocese of Arlington entity/organization (religious education, youth ministry etc) please email jmcnulty@aquinastars.org and include your full legal name.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities with sign ups are shared via the weekly Connection newsletter. If you are interested in at home volunteer opportunities (these opportunities do not require compliant volunteers as you will not have contact with students), please reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher, room parent, or the Aquinas PTO at pto@aquinastars.org. These are just a few of our regular activities that need significant volunteer support:

August to December

  • Hot Lunch
  • Sports (Coaches, Team Parents, etc.)
  • Fall Festival (October)
  • Race for Education (November)
  • Open House/Parish Tables (November)
  • St. Nick’s Gift Shop (December)

January to June

  • Hot Lunch
  • Sports (Coaches, Team Parents, etc.)
  • Open House/Parish Tables (January)
  • Musical (March)
  • Auction Gala (March/April)
  • Grandparents Day (May)
  • Field Day (June)

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St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School
13750 Mary's Way
Woodbridge, VA 22191

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