The involvement of parents is a key element of any school’s success. Service given to the school helps all the children and keeps down our costs. Our Lady of Lourdes requires all families to give 25 hours of service per year or pay a fee. The children and school benefit immeasurably from the extra attention and programs provided by our wonderful dedicated volunteers. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Listed are just some of the ways to volunteer. Get involved and enjoy being a part of OLL!
(For the protection of all, a background check, including fingerprinting, is done for all volunteers and coaches.)
Service hours are a great way to be involved. Service given to the school helps all the children and keeps down costs. OLL requires all families to give 25 hours of service per school year or pay a fee ($25.00 per hour). 10 of each family’s service hours must be fundraising hours. Each family is required to track and report their hours to the Home and School Association. Hours can be reported at any time to H&S VP or by filling out and e-mailing the following reporting FORM. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Listed are some of the ways to volunteer and an explanation of how many hours can be earned. Please contact your room parent or any H&S officer for additional details or clarification.
All volunteer drivers are required to submit, at least two weeks in advance of the field trip, a copy of a valid Driver’s license and proof of insurance with coverage of $100M/300M/50M as required by the Diocese. In addition, a background check and FBI fingerprints and evidence of Safe Environment Training must be on file with the Diocese before being permitted to drive students (see FINGERPRINTING and SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING).
Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older. All volunteer chaperones shall be fingerprinted through the Diocese of Orlando and shall have undergone Safe Environment training and a background investigation prior to serving as a chaperone.
If parents, guardians, or other adults transport their own children, relatives, or other children in the school to a field trip, athletic event or co-curricular activity, and they are using their own vehicle or a vehicle that is not owned by the school or the Diocese of Orlando, they are doing so on their own and not as an agent of the school and the school is not responsible.
Chair a fundraiser event – Chair any H&S sponsored fundraiser (golf, Santa’s shop, Christmas trees sales, gala, scrip, Spring Festival, boxtops/Campbell’s labels, …) and automatically receive your 25 service hours.
Room Parent - receive at least 10 service hours for accepting the responsibility, additional hours can be earned. Example: if you contribute a total of 18 hours, you receive credit for 28 service hours (10 for accepting the role, 18 for time volunteered).
Coaching – Coach a team (pep squad, soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, football, baseball, softball,…) and receive at least 10 service hours, additional hours can be earned, example: if you coach a total of 18 hours you receive 28 service hours.
Serve as an H&S officer or School Board member and automatically receive your 25 service hours.
Attend H&S meetings and receive at least 1 service hour; if the meeting lasts 2 hours receive 2 hours of credit.
Assist in activities (any H&S fundraiser, landscape, field trips, teacher’s appreciation,…) and earn hours. Watch the newsletter for opportunities to receive service hours. Remember it is your responsibility to earn, track, and report your hours.