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Volunteer Opportunities for 2019-2020

The faculty and staff are grateful for the time volunteers are able to spend at our St. Vincent de Paul School. You are welcome and appreciated.  Volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul School are essential in helping to fulfill our mission of being a faith-centered Catholic school that promotes academic achievement and spiritual development for our students and families.  Every year, parents and other volunteers spend hundreds of hours of their time making sure that ongoing needs such as setting up the lunchroom or assisting on the playground and special events such as the auction are fully staffed.

Volunteer Commitment

You can make a difference in the life of a child, including your own, by VOLUNTEERING.  We ask that all families give a time commitment of 30 hours of service time (15 hours for single parents) to the school and 5 hours to the parish.  Hours can be recorded on the form sent in the communication envelope.  A link is also provided below.

Please note that all volunteers are required to have completed the following:

            Background check

            Archdiocese of Seattle’s Safe Environment Program Training/Update

            Volunteer Agreement


Be part of the school community.

Be active in your child’s education.

Be supportive of the teachers and staff.


There are many volunteer opportunities at St. Vincent de Paul.  These opportunities include, but are not limited to, the items listed below.  Contact information is given for most.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Mrs. Stewart for information.

Art Docent

Do you love art? Each homeroom needs a parent (or two) to teach art lessons using our art docent materials once a month. Contact Anne Marie Flaherty.

Box Tops for Education

Assist with collecting/organizing box tops. Contact Kelli Sanders for information.

Campbell’s Labels for Education

Assist with collecting/organizing labels. Contact Yodit Haile for information.

Catholic Education Week

During our Open House (last weekend in January), we look for volunteers to assist with greeting visitors and serving coffee and donuts. Contact Mrs. Stewart.

Classroom Aide

Many teachers rely on volunteers to assist them in the classroom. Contact your child’s teacher for information.

CYO Sports

This is seasonal for each sport. Coaches are needed for our CYO sports program. Contact Barbara Brooks.

Field Trips

We occasionally need volunteers to assist as chaperones for field trips. Look for notice in the communication envelope.

Fun Day Afternoon

The day before the last day of school, we plan a variety of activities for students. We can use volunteers to supervise such activities as volleyball, badminton, a hair salon (for crazy styles), or kickball. Look for notice in the communication envelope.

Garden Team

The grounds around the school can occasionally use weeding or sprucing up. This can be done at any time. Contact Mrs. Stewart for more information.


In June, volunteers are needed to help set up for the graduation breakfast the day before graduations. Help is also needed on graduation day to assist with the breakfast in the morning and at the reception in the evening. Contact Mrs. Stewart.

Health Screening

In the spring we do health screenings for vision and hearing. Look for notice in the communication envelope. Contact Mrs. Stewart for information.

Hospitality Coordinator/Committee for Parents Association

Provide treats and drinks for Parents Association meetings and other events/activities as needed. Contact Mrs. Stewart.

Jr. High Dance

In the spring, there is a dance from 7-10pm for grades 7 and 8. Contact Mrs. Burnaby or look for notice in the communication envelope.


Provide assistance in the lunchroom by helping children open lunches and cleaning tables. Contact Mrs. Stewart if you can help. On hot lunch days, the lunch tables are set up in the parish social hall. Mrs. Wolf schedules volunteers for this.

Mile Run

Twice a year students in grades 5-8 run a timed mile during PE class. Volunteers are needed to walk to and from Federal Way Stadium and assist with timing. Contact Mrs. Taylor for information.

New Family Mentor

Be the “go-to” person for a family that is new to our school. Contact them early in the year to welcome them and answer questions they may have. Keep in contact during the year. Contact Mrs. Stewart for information.

Office help

Help is needed in the office from 11:30-1:30 daily. If you are able to commit to a day a week, contact Mrs. Wolf.

PACE Auction

The opportunities are nearly endless. Contact the office or look for notices in the communication envelope.

Penny’s Park Cleanup

Several times a year, Penny’s Park needs to be cleaned up (bark swept/redistributed, driveway/walkway swept). Contact Mrs. Stewart.

Pizza Lunch

A couple of times a year, we serve a special pizza lunch. Mrs. Wolf looks for volunteers to pick up the pizzas at Costco and to serve the lunch. Contact Mrs. Wolf.

Playground Supervision

DAILY – 9:55-10:30 
Please contact Mr. Dizon or the school office.

SCRIP Program

We need people who can commit to a day/time to sell SCRIP in the office (8:15-8:45 or 2:45-3:15) daily or on the 1st/3rd weekend of each month after Mass. Contact Mrs. Stewart.

Seder Meal

On Thursday of Holy Week, each classroom celebrates a Seder Meal. We look for help in shopping for and preparing the supplies for the meal. Contact Mrs. Stewart.

Teacher Appreciation

Coordinate and plan treats for teachers and staff to show our appreciation for them. Possible times could include conference week in November or Teacher Appreciation Week in May. Contact Mrs. Stewart to volunteer.

Used Uniforms

We have a supply of used uniforms on campus that occasionally need sorting/straightening. Contact Ha Nguyen.