Volunteer Opportunities

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, there are currently NO volunteer opportunities at our school for in person activities.


Volunteers play a very important role at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School. Volunteers may assist in classrooms or in the library, act as chaperones on class trips and excursions, assist with preparing hot lunches, or become involved with activities planned by the Catholic School Council, which is also made up volunteers. Volunteers also assist children with reading, help out at our annual Christmas Luncheon, and lend a hand for special projects like our gingerbread house-making activity this past year.

Criminal Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Check

All volunteers must submit a Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check as required by the School Board.

    1. Interested volunteers can pick up a volunteer form from the school office.

    2. You need to take the volunteer form to the police department in your area and request a Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.

    3. Return the completed Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check to the school where the office will record that it has been completed.

The Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check remains valid if a volunteer completes a declaration form each year. If the declaration form is not completed, then a new Criminal Records Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check must be initiated.

If you are interested in volunteering your time at St. Joseph, please contact the school office at 905-623-5151.


Parent Engagement in Catholic Schools

When parents/guardians are involved in their children’s Catholic education, everyone benefits – students, parents, teachers, schools, parishes, Diocese and communities. Great faith-based schools can become even better places to learn, teach and develop in faith, and student achievement often improves. Parent engagement includes placing an emphasis on opening to the grace of God through prayer and faithful living; making learning an important part of a child’s day; supporting students at home and at school; and participating in the life of the classroom, school, parish and community. For more information, please visit the CPEC section of the PVNC website.