Volunteers are essential part of the Notre Dame de Lourdes School Family!
In 2015, the estimated value of volunteer time was $23.56 per hour. For every 2 volunteers covering an hour of lunch duty, Notre Dame de Lourdes School saves $235.60 per week and approximately $9,424 per year on additional staff. The bottom line: Volunteering at Notre Dame de Lourdes keeps our school’s tuition the lowest in Delaware County.
Volunteer opportunities exist both during the school day and outside of school hours. Please consider the list of possible commitments in light of your family’s schedule:
All volunteers in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who may have any possible contact with or responsibility for children must possess clearances as required by Pennsylvania law and take the Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse training.
The following clearances must be obtained by volunteers living in PA for less than 10 years:
The following clearances must be obtained by volunteers living in PA continuously for 10 years:
1. PA State Police Criminal Record Check
2. PA Department Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
3. Federal Criminal Background Check:
All required clearances, including FBI, must be renewed every five years.
Volunteers who have been a resident of Pennsylvania for less than 10 years must renew their FBI Fingerprint clearance until they reach 10 years of residency in Pennsylvania. Once the volunteer meets the 10 year residency requirement, they must complete a Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers which must be submitted every five years.
Through its Training Institute, the Office For Child and Youth Protection offers Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, a required training for all clergy, staff and volunteers who have regular contact with children. This online training provides an overview of Pennsylvania Child Protective Services law and Archdiocesan policy regarding the reporting of suspected abuse, as well as information on identifying common signs of abuse and how to handle a child’s disclosure.