Volunteering at School

Family volunteers is the great bond that makes St. Mary's the best Catholic Elementary School it can be!

Chaperones and volunteers must sign in and out at the office. Chaperones and volunteers are responsible for the safety and well-being of their assigned students and serve as monitors of appropriate behavior. Should a discipline situation arise, chaperones and volunteers should report the incident to the teacher at the first available opportunity.

All chaperones and volunteers must have on file:

  • Volunteer Code of Conduct - (PDF)
  • Background check through DCFS (CANTS)
  • Background check through the Illinois State Police (Fingerprints)
  • Proof of completion of an approved Diocesan Child Abuse Prevention Program
    • Protecting God’s Children for Adults - VIRTUS Program.
    • Safe Environment Training

Prior to each trip, Chaperones providing transportation to students must provide: