As stated in the Activity Agreement in the Registration Packet, each K-8 family is expected to give 15 hours of service to the school during the year (5 hours of service for Pre-K). The burden of support becomes very easy and effective when everyone contributes in this way. A database of volunteer hours is kept in order to help St. James the Greater prioritize their efforts. All K-8 families will be charged $150 Activity Fee ($50 Activity Fee for Pre-K). If the K-8 family fulfills their 15 hours of service, and the Pre-K family fulfills their 5 hours of service, the fee will be credited toward tuition balance due.
As part of your service hours agreement, you must choose to support 1 out of 3 of our major events* which include Homecoming, St. Patrick's Day, or the Annual Decades of Dreams Auction, and 2 of our other events which include Halfway to the Day 5K, Mission Carnival, Book Fair, Christmas House, Fish Fries, and Field Day. Five of your volunteer hours (3 for Pre-K) must be toward the major events. Volunteer hours will be tracked and recorded during the school year. We keep track of your volunteer hours by recording the information you submit on a special service-hour registry called Help Counter. This online website allows parents to see what opportunities are available for the school year and lets them express interest in select opportunities, as well as, see how many volunteer hours they have received.
Help Counter is the software we use to track everyone's service hours. To sign up for new volunteer opportunities, or to check your hours, please click here: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/volunteer
New Volunteers: To volunteer at St. James the Greater School, begin by clicking on this link: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/volunteer.
Volunteers will now need to create a User Name, even if you've logged in previously using your email address. If you don't have a user name, click on Create User Name.
There are three quick steps to creating your user name:
Create your own User Name and your own Password.
Select your school and we'll send a confirmation email to you for that school.
Open the email, click on the confirmation link.
You'll only have to do this step one time.
If you have questions or concerns about your hours, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
*For any activities which occur at school during the school day or at any time which involves children, Diocesan background checks/approval and the completion of Protecting God's Children is required.