ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEER POLICY 2011-2012
VOLUNTEER SERVICE PERIOD: May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012 The start date for the completion of the required minimum number of volunteer hours will be May 1. The required minimum number of volunteer hours must be completed by April 30 of the following year. Those families not completing the required number of hours will be subject to the financial requirement stated in this policy
MINIMUM HOURLY REQUIREMENT: 40 hours It is required that each St. Rose family complete a minimum of 40 volunteer hours.
PERSONAL FULFILLMENT REQUIREMENT: It is required that a minimum of 20 of the 40 hour requirement be served directly by the parents or guardian of the child(ren). The remainder of the hours can be served by extended family members or other individuals as necessary. When involving other individuals in the serving of volunteer hours, please be mindful of the “Protecting God’s Children” requirement.
QUALIFYING VOLUNTEER EVENT OPPORTUNITIES: Qualifying volunteer events are events that provide a direct benefit to the operational budget of the school. Each family is required to volunteer a minimum of 20 of their required 40 hours towards one or more of the following fundraising events:
St. Rose School Festival
St. Rose booth at the Perry County Fair
Perry County Gun Bash
The Faith in Our Future Annual Appeal
St. Rose cafeteria during school days
The St. Rose Super Raffle
Other volunteer event opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following: Market Day, classroom fundraising events, Lenten Fish Fry, Library help, Magazine Sale, chicken picking, noodle making, office helper, Chinese Auction, envelope stuffing, and any other activities deemed by the principal and/or pastor as necessary and beneficial to the financial concerns of the school
RECORDKEEPING: It is the responsibility of each family member to record and report the hours served with the coordinator of the particular event on official volunteer forms which will be made available to all families. For bigger fundraisers, an official event binder will be kept on location to facilitate the many volunteers and their hours. Failure to report or log hours in a timely manner will result in the hours not counting towards the requirement. The official binder will be held in the rectory office.
FAILURE TO SATISFY VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Please remember that it costs over $4,200 to educate one student at St. Rose School. The annual fundraisers help make up the difference in cost per pupil and tuition. Those unwilling to offer a minimum of 40 hours of their time per year to help make money for their child’s education will be required to pay $500. This amount will be added to the current year’s tuition obligation, meaning that it must be paid by June 30 of the same year in order for the student to re-enroll at the school. If the student is in eighth grade and wants to participate in the class trip and graduation, the $500 assessment must be paid before the events occur. Report cards and records will not be released until the tuition obligation is paid in full.
ADMINSTRATION OF VOLUNTEER POLICY: The school principal is responsible for the overall application of this volunteer policy in conjunction with the pastor and the volunteer coordinator. It is understood that the principal and pastor retain the right to make administrative decisions in regards to the application of this policy.