“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis
2022-2023 Volunteer Guidelines
Any questions regarding CASE training, please contact Elizabeth Millager.
The school is happy to welcome volunteers back into the building and into the classrooms . . . though, please give the teachers an opportunity to settle in themselves!
Please remember that any time volunteering in the classroom, at the school, at the parish, in support of the Development office (Kyra Thompson always appreciate the extra help!), or in support of the Parents' Association can help meet your family's 20 required Share Hours. Please do NOT wait until the end of the year to meet this obligation!!
- Current background check (every 3 years)
- Complete annual on-line training: this year the training is on Social Media Safety. Follow this link for more information on this required training. Follow this link to the Archdiocesan Child Protection webpage.
- If you are unable to log into your Academy training account, contact Elizabeth Millager to re-activate your account. (Many volunteers were inactivated last year because required training was not completed).
- Complete background check online. Contact Elizabeth Millager with your legal name and your email address to set up your account for online access.
- Sign "Know Your Policies" Code of Conduct online in the Academy system.
- Attend in person CASE: Creating a Safe Environment training. There will be scheduled trainings at Holy Cross . . . watch the newsletters and email for the dates. There is a firm deadline of November 30 for the completion of this required training. Most importantly, the training must be completed BEFORE you can volunteer in the classroom or with students.
ALL Volunteers . . . NEW This Year
- SB (Senate Bill) 155 requires all schools, both public and private, to submit the names of any volunteers to TSPC (for licensed teachers) or Oregon Department of Education to verify that there is not an ongoing investigation or a substantiated report of sexual misconduct.
- Anyone wishing to volunteer at the school with children must notify the school office and provide their legal name, date of birth, and last 4 digits of their social security number. This must be provided BEFORE you can volunteer in the classroom or with students.
General Information about volunteering at Holy Cross Catholic School:
Volunteers assist the school in providing for the development and education of the students and provide a benefit to the school.
Volunteer Background Checks:
The school reserves the right to require volunteers in any school program or activity to undergo a background check. Volunteers working with students four or more times during the school year must also complete online training through Praesidiuminc.com. Ordinarily any person with an adult criminal conviction is not eligible to serve. The school further reserves the right to decline to accept the services of a volunteer and to request a volunteer to withdraw from service in school activities whenever, in the judgment of the school, it is in the best interest of the school to do so.
Volunteers serve to enhance the school's ability to provide for the students' development and to benefit the school. They serve in a variety of capacities, which include, but are not limited to: School Advisory Council and committees, Parents' Association Board and Committees, Annual Auction Committee, classroom assistance to teachers, lunch program, Classroom Liaisons, field trip chaperones, and other activities relating to the talents and gifts of the volunteer population.
Volunteers serving in the school will support and model the moral teachings of the Catholic Church and function faithfully within the mission and structures of the school, parish, and Archdiocese with proper respect for those serving in ministries.
Volunteers work in a collaborative role with others ministering to the development of the children and the school as an educational institution. Volunteers are asked to recognize confidentiality as a living principle and respect the dignity of those with whom they work and come into contact.
Volunteers accept responsibility to use contacts made through the school in such a way so as not to disrupt the peace, order, and tranquility of the school community.
Should volunteers come into conflict on school/parish related issues, it is the responsibility of both to resolve the dispute through personal diplomacy and/or an executive decision by school principal and/or the pastor of the parish.
Any person who has a conflict with a school/parish volunteer outside of the boundaries of school/parish activities must settle that dispute outside of and without involving or using school/parish resources.