Here are some opportunities to earn Volunteer Service Hours throughout the year.  If you would like to sign up for these, and didn’t sign up at the Back to School BBQ, it’s never too late (unless the event has passed).  Please email your availability to saintmaryhasavolunteer@gmail.com, and the HASA Volunteer Chairperson will direct your information to the person in charge of the event.

Another great resource to find opportunities that arise during the year is the “St. Mary’s Home and School Association (HASA)” Facebook group.  This is a closed group for HASA communication, separate from the school’s public FB page, where behind the scenes event planning is discussed, and sign ups and last-minute requests for volunteers are posted.  To protect privacy, only St. Mary’s Home and School Association members are accepted into this group.

RECESS – 1 hour/week recurring

One hour per week commitment to supervise outdoor/indoor recess. Subs are also needed.  ** WE REALLY NEED VOLUNTEERS **

Time frame: throughout school year

DROP-OFF LANE COMMITTEE

This position requires someone who can be available during drop off times to ensure smooth and efficient drop off for students.  This will be a team of parents who will share the responsibility throughout the week.  This is especially important during the first week or two of school. 

Time frame: throughout school year

BAKERS BUNCH

Several events throughout the year will require refreshments.   A donation of baked goods needed will be requested prior to the event.  Your baking time can be used as service hours.

Time frame: throughout school year

BUILDING IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE

Donate your skills to helping improve the school.  This could be lawn & garden, painting or other general building trade skills

Time frame: throughout school year as projects arise

BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ

Help with decorations/setup, buy, prepare, and serve food; cleanup.

Time frame: end of August

BOOHOO/YAHOO COFFEE

Decorate, set up coffee and food, clean up.

Time frame: first day of school

MOTHER/SON HOOTENANNY

This is our annual Mother-Son dance.  Help to plan, organize, decorate and assist during the event. 

Time frame: fall-usually third Friday in September

MOM2MOM SALE

Help coordinate this event, or have a table to sell your items.

Time frame – usually third Saturday in September

FALL BOOK FAIR

This committee helps plan, organize, decorate and work the book fair which is September 16-20.  You can help as little or as much as you want. 

Time frame: fall

BINGO

Help with set-up, during BINGO, or clean up afterward.

Time frame: Fall (October) and Spring (April)

HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT

Help organize and assist in the actual day of event activities. 

Time frame: Fall (2nd weekend in October)

NOVEMBER PARADE FLOAT

Help to plan and decorate the school’s float for the Sault Sainte Marie Thanksgiving Parade of Lights. 

Time frame: Novmeber, parade is Saturday following Thanksgiving

CHRISTMAS STORE

This committee will help with setting up the store for students to shop for loved ones. You can help with wrapping gifts, tear down and general assistance during the event. 

Time frame: Usually the first week of December

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Prepare the props and costumes and help with rehearsals. 

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE

The group plans, organizes, decorates and assists during the Father/Daughter dance.

Time frame: early January

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

This group will work heavily with the Principal, Secretary and Teachers for their needs during this important week.  You can dictate how much you can help. 

Time frame: Usually last week in January

TALENT SHOW & POTLUCK

Help to plan and organize the Talent Show.  Will include rehearsals and day of event activities. 

Time frame: March

JACKPOT RAFFLE COMMITTEE

Distribute and collect tickets.  Help organize and work at the event.  Set up tables. Divide desserts.

Time frame: Early May

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Coordinate and help with showing our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them.

Time frame: Early May

FIELD DAY FOOD

Help assist in planning, set up and execution of a fun day!

Time frame: early June

4TH OF JULY PARADE FLOAT

decorate and participate in the Sault Sainte Marie parade to represent our wonderful school to our community.

Time frame: July

PROVERBIAL FUN RUN

We are looking for a group of people to assist in the preparation of this fun family event.  Opportunities include advertising, gathering donations of food and drinks and other needs discussed by the chair.

***Many other opportunities may present themselves throughout the school year.  Attending Home and School Association (HASA) meetings can connect you with volunteer opportunities.  If you cannot find anything that specifically fits your schedule, please contact Kim Tuhro, Volunteer Chairperson of the Home & School Association at saintmaryhasavolunteer@gmail.com.

Volunteer opportunities not only enhance our school environment and community, the time you volunteer can be used toward your family’s required service hours.