VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

St. Ignatius Catholic School can only succeed with the generous help of its many committed and enthusiastic volunteers. Research has shown that student success excels with parental involvement. It demonstrates to our children that we are committed to their growth as individuals and to their education. Volunteering time and talent models good citizenship for our children. St. Ignatius Catholic School asks that each family (parents, grandparents, etc.) contributes at least 25 hours per school year to our school programs in some capacity (5 of which must be dedicated to a fundraising activity). Family Participation Program »

There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities available to all families.  We have two signup links that are to be used to access all these opportunities:

Hours spent assisting in these areas count towards the total hours required for family participation. These participation hours are tracked by utilizing these signups, so it is important that your information is kept current.

Please look at all the spots available and prayerfully consider all the options.  We have great needs in many areas and need everyone’s help to fill all these vacancies. Everything you do helps your student and our school succeed.

We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who is already participating in this program and has begun assisting with all our activities. Your enthusiasm and dedication is a major contributing factor to the success of our school.

Please remember that anyone who volunteers with students must have completed the Safe Environment training and have signed the St. Ignatius Volunteer Agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteering

We have two signup links. There is one for the HSA and one for School Day Volunteers. They are as follows:

No. These signups cannot be accessed through your personal account on SignUp.com. To ensure the safety and security of our information, these links are not available for public view. They must be accessed through the links above. If you do not have the link, you can always access it through the school’s website.

No. The Family Participation Program requires a total of 25 hours per family. These hours can be completed by parents, grandparents, and/or other family members. To make sure the hours get credited to your account, please have all volunteers put the name of your oldest child (first and last name please) when completing the online signup. These requests can also be forwarded to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@stignatiusmeridian.org.

If you volunteer and there is no activity listed, your hours can be logged under “Log Your Own Hours”. You will need to sign up for a spot under this activity. Find the current month and choose either 30 minutes or 1 hour. You can specify the number of hours by increasing the number of spots you indicate.

For example, if you volunteer for 2 ½ hours, you would choose one 30-minute spot and two 1-hour spots.

After choosing the number of spots/hours, please indicate in the comments section of this signup the date and activity with which you assisted. This information allows for the accurate tracking of your hours.

The start date for our Family Participation Program was June 1, 2017. All hours prior to this time do not count for the current school year. We greatly appreciate your time, talents, and efforts with all prior volunteering. Your contributions helped make St. Ignatius a reality.

If you sign up for an activity and find that you have a conflict, you can go into SignUp.com and remove your spot. If you do have to cancel, please do so as early as possible.  We rely on our volunteers and if you do not show up it can make it difficult to complete the activity. Early notification is crucial for our school day volunteers. You can contact Katelyn Smith at ksmith@stignatiusmeridian.org for any questions or problems with school day volunteering.

No. Service hours by both parents and children do not count. As the school year progresses, the children will be required to participate in service projects. This participation is not part of the Family Participation Program. The one exception is if you are a member of the Service Committee that organizes service events (i.e. St. Vincent’s dinners).

Unfortunately, there is not a way to sign up for multiple days of volunteering at one time.  The signup was created this way to allow many people to participate in all activities and to avoid numerous cancellations due to families not knowing their exact schedules for an entire year. There are some options for you however. The School Day Volunteers signup has been created in 2-month blocks. Two of these blocks are being posted at the same time.  If you know that you can commit to this time frame, you can email the Volunteer Coordinator with your exact schedule. This multiple day scheduling can be done for you so you do not have to spend the time filling out spots for individual days. Please make sure and provide your email address and phone so you can be contacted to confirm the spots and for any questions.

You can contact Cindi Marcotte, St. Ignatius Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@st.ignatiusmeridian.org regarding general volunteer information, questions, and scheduling. If you have a question regarding School Day Volunteers, you can contact Katelyn Smith at ksmith@stignatiusmeridian.org. If you are not sure who to contact, please feel free to contact either one. They are both working together and are in constant communication. Your message will get to the appropriate person.