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It has become increasingly difficult for working parents to schedule volunteer work into an already very busy schedule; volunteering used to be just a nice way to get to know your child’s teacher and classmates; now it has become a lot more. Schools need parent volunteers more than ever, as they play a major role in the success of the school. Having adults and parents present at school goes beyond raising money for extracurricular activities and after-school programs; it helps children develop into healthy, confident adults.

“The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of what you have but in giving of who you are.” ~Johnnetta B. Cole

The successful turn-out of students is due in large part to community and parent support. The presence of parents and neighbors not only enriches the teaching, but it helps kids develop self-esteem and the ability to form strong relationships with adults.

All parents have something they can contribute, and there are a myriad of ways to do so: lunch room help, field trips, parties, working in the copy center or library, helping the teacher with paperwork, and reading or math tutoring in the classroom are just a few. Take advantage of various volunteer opportunities to spend quality time with, and on behalf of, your children.

To learn more or volunteer with ECS, please contact Tricia Clason (

VIRTUS Training and Background Check

Our diocese requires all volunteers, employees, etc. to complete the required VIRTUS training, ”Protecting God's Children,” and pass a background check prior to volunteering or working for a Diocese school. The online VIRTUS training and background check only need to be completed once and should take about an hour to complete. Should any additional information be needed, ECS will reach out. 

Please follow the link below, along with the directions on how to create an account and access the online training. Please send any questions to Becca Veinberg (

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