Parents - Part of the Team
Our Lady of Lourdes invites all parents to become actively involved in working with school personnel to maximize their child’s educational experience. Since parents are the first and primary teachers of their children, it is important that a cooperative relationship is established between home and school, with the child’s best interest being the primary goal.
Stewardship in the school is a big plus for students, staff, and families. Parent volunteers enhance the learning environment and opportunities for their children while helping reduce costs!
Family Stewardship Requirement
Our Lady of Lourdes Volunteer Program is essential to the success of our school. Our volunteer program reduces costs by utilizing parent, grandparent, and parish volunteers. Volunteering also allows parents to have greater participation in their children’s school life and to share in the responsibility of the success of their education.
All parents are required to support the efforts of Our Lady of Lourdes School by contributing a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer time per family per year (15 hours for single parents) in various events and service activities. This is a wonderful way to become acquainted with school parents and grow in the spirit of the Our Lady of Lourdes community.
Stewardship opportunities include room parents, health room parents, auction workers, annual campaign, development committee, golf tournament, hot lunch, tool time, and much more.
All school volunteers must complete Safe Environment Training (SET).
Numerous avenues are available for parents to sign up for volunteer opportunities!
Respond to volunteer requests for events as they occur throughout the year.
What stewardship hours are and aren’t…
Examples of qualifying service hours:
Taking the time to make cookies or treats for an event
Coaching a CYO team
Driving on a field trip
Attending a PTO meeting
Helping with the Christmas Program
Procuring for the Auction
Working at the Golf Tournament
Examples of non-qualifying service hours:
Buying crayons for your child’s classroom
Attending a CYO sports game
Attending the Christmas Program
Buying items or treats for your child’s classroom
Attending the Auction
Golfing at the Golf Tournament
Event Volunteers Needed
Angels for Education
Other Service Opportunities
Field trip drivers
Welcome new parents
Safe Environment Training
The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all parents, volunteers, and staff members to participate in Safe Environment training every three years. The initial training is a 3-hour class held at Our Lady of Lourdes or another Catholic parish in Vancouver. Training updates are required every three years. Our Lady of Lourdes school office will be sure to let you know when and where Safe Environment training classes are taking place this summer.