“Serv-Us” Requirements Volunteer support is essential to help keep tuition rates reasonable and ensure affordable faithbased education for our children. At St. Paul, every family with children in grades Kindergarten through 8th is required to volunteer at least 20 hours during the school year. There are two events during the year with a mandatory 2 hour Serv-Us commitment per family; the Fall Carnival and the Spring Gala. The remaining 16 hours can be served via various opportunities and events throughout the year.
Only adults or family members 16 years old and above (e.g., parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, family friends) may earn Serv-Us Hours. For their own safety, those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult; accordingly, each volunteer will earn Serv-Us Hours for service rendered to the school. Please note that Serv-Us Hours differ from the volunteer hours required among middle school students; these hours may not be combined toward the 20 Serv-Us Hours requirement. Each family may earn 5 hours per year by chaperoning field trips. Hours are not granted for candy/food donations, as well as other item donations to individual classrooms (e.g., Silent Auction baskets, items for classroom projects or parties), unless approved by the P.A. via the Volunteer Coordinators prior to the donation. While we consistently seek ways to enrich our children’s experiences in the classroom, please note that volunteer hours are to benefit the entire school, not only an individual classroom. 51 Hours worked by a family cannot be transferred to another family or carried over to the next school year. If your child begins after the first day of school, your Serv-Us hours will be prorated based on your starting date. If you start in the first quarter, you will be responsible for 20 hours; if you start in the second quarter, you will be responsible for 15 hours; if you start in the third quarter, you will be responsible for 10 hours; and if you start in the fourth quarter, you will be responsible for five (5) hours.
St. Paul uses the SignUp Genius website (www.signupgenius.com) to announce upcoming volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers. If you are not receiving the SignUp Genius emails, please contact the Volunteer Coordinators at email@example.com.