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Parent Volunteering

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace." 1 Peter 4:10
St. Michael the Archangel prides on all the excellent programs and events we provide for our students, families, and community. To make these events and programs a success, we need volunteers. Volunteering helps strengthen our community, support our youth, and improves our school and parish.
Volunteers must complete Protecting God's Children Workshop to participate in events that include children.
To view our current openings, please click on the buttons below.
Logging Volunteer Hours
We ask our parents to log their completed volunteer hours in our FACTS portal. Please follow the Volunteer Logging Hours Directions and reference the Volunteer Service Opportunities (VSO) list for assistance in logging completed hours properly. If there is an event or role that is not on the Volunteer Service Opportunities, please submit a review to [email protected]
Q. Who is logging in hours?
A. We ask all of our parents/guardians in Preschool - 8th Grade to log completed volunteer hours in our FACTS portal. Each parent/guardian has his or her own FACTS login. Please Note: Student volunteer hours are not to be logged. 8th-grade student volunteers will continue their own separate standard practice.
Q. I signed up for an event or volunteer opportunity that is coming up. Can I enter my hours?
A. We ask you to please enter only the completed hours after the volunteering is complete.
Q.  Does grandparents' volunteering count?
 A.  Yes! You can log the grandparent volunteer under your account. In the note section, we ask that in the note section add that a grandparent volunteered along with their name for verification. Please Note: Grandparents attending an event as a guest are omitted.
Q. Does monetary donations count?
A. As we are extremely appreciative of monetary donations, we are only looking to log in hours of physical volunteering. 
Q. What happens if I sign up for volunteering and the event is canceled/rescheduled?
A. We are thankful that you signed up! If the event was canceled on our behalf, please enter 1 hour of service. We will check the sign-up sheets or confirm with the Parent/Teacher lead to verify that you signed up as a volunteer for that event. If the event was rescheduled, please log the completed volunteer hours from the rescheduled date. If the rescheduled date does not work for your schedule, please only log 1 hour.
Q. What happens if I sign up for volunteering and I can't attend due to unforeseen circumstances?
A. If an unforeseen circumstance causes you not to come, you cannot log any hours. If the event was rescheduled or canceled on our behalf, please see the directions above on how to handle it. 
Q. Does parish volunteering count?
A. Yes! Volunteering for liturgical ministries, parish events, MOPS childcare, and other programs does count. Please Note: Attending an event or a program is omitted from volunteer hours. 
Q. Where can I find a list of upcoming volunteers that are needed?
A. You can find the links to our upcoming volunteer needs in the link buttons at the top of this page. Also, keep an eye out for emails, social media posts, and the bulletin from the school/parish.
Q. I am a coach and/or Parent Group/School Committee/8th Grade Committee/Event Committee member. Do I need to enter a log for each practice/game/meeting?
A. No. To alleviate all the extra work on your behalf, we ask you to please enter your total hours completed in one entry at the end of the season, event, or school year. For example, Coaches will have 1 log entry for the total hours of practices and games for the season, School Committee and Parent Group members will have 1 log entry for the total hours of meeting hours for the school year, Event Chairs and committee will have 1 log entry for the total hours of planning, prepping, and day of event hours. 
Q. What happens if I do not see my event or volunteer opportunity listed on the VSO?
A.  Please submit which event or opportunity for review to [email protected]