At St. Alphonsus, we are a community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and parishioners and we all work together for our shared success.  There are countless ways you can volunteer in the school community, the parish community, and our Ballard community.

Families are encouraged to volunteer 30 hours each school year. Grandparents and extended family members are welcome to volunteer on behalf of the family, as long as Virtus training has been completed.

Virtus Safe Environment Training

Before volunteering, please confirm your Virtus profile and training requirements are complete. Follow the step-by-step instructions available here, Virtus Training and Compliance.

  1. Create a VIRTUS account.
  2. In VIRTUS, complete Criminal Background Check – required every 3 years
  3. In VIRTUS, complete Safe Environment Training – required every 3 years

If you have volunteered in the past, please take time to log into your VIRTUS account and see if you are up-to-date with your Background Check & Safe Environment Training.

Volunteer Opportunities
Event Volunteer Link Description
Lunch/Recess Monitors (ongoing) Sign up here! We need 2 parents to volunteer every day to ensure the safety of our kids and to give teachers a lunch. Volunteer regularly or just once in a while – every volunteer slot filled helps.
RaiseRight (ongoing) Contact Terra Hakam Sell Scrip during the school week and/or after weekend Masses.
School Event Photographer (ongoing) Contact Marketing & Communications Take photographs of various school events (often during school hours) to document our activities and use on the school website and social media.
Teacher Luncheon Volunteers (ongoing) Contact Parents’ Club Help organize school community provided lunches for teachers and staff throughout the school year.
General Volunteer Opportunities in Angels’ Angle newsletter.Contact Parents’ Club [email protected] There are always events and projects that need your help. Read the Angels’ Angle to find current volunteer opportunities. Annual events:

  • Fall Festival in October
  • Holiday Hoopla in December
  • BINGO night (ongoing)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week in May
  • Junior Olympics in May
Auction & Gala Visit our Auction & Gala page. We have a lot of volunteer opportunities for the auction. It is a great way to come together with others in the community and fulfill volunteer hour requirements. Contact Parents’ Club to volunteer on the Auction committee.
Jog-a-thon Visit our Jog-a-thon page. This fun event is a student favorite and an important fundraiser for our school. We’ll need help before and after this spring event, as well as the day of. Contact Parents’ Club to volunteer on the Jog-a-thon Committee.

Last updated 10/5/23