Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions for the 2016-2017 School Year


The volunteer spirit found in the St. Vincent de Paul School community is an essential element promoting spiritual growth and academic success.  Every year, parents and other volunteers donate hundreds of hours of their time to making sure ongoing needs such as workroom assistance and special events such as Field Day are fully staffed.  Below you will find a listing of volunteer opportunities for the coming school year.  Please take a few moments to review that listing and consider if your talents would be of assistance in one or more areas.

When you have found the perfect area or areas of interest for you, sign up to volunteer.  That signup can be accomplished in one of two ways.  For some events/activities, an online signup process has been created; simply click on the link provided to get started with those signups.  In other cases, volunteering is accomplished through emailing a designated contact person; click on the name of that contact to launch your email program (email addresses are also provided in full in the event they are needed).

All volunteers working during the school day or when students are present need to have received Safe Environment training and to have an active Safe Environment certification card from the Archdiocese of Omaha.  School staff will verify Safe Environment status for all volunteers before volunteers are allowed to begin providing services.


Thank you for your continued support of St. Vincent de Paul School.

General School Support

Workroom:  Assist office staff and teachers with clerical projects.  Projects include, but are not limited to, photocopying and laminating. Contact Jacqui Grossjung (jgrossjung@cox.net) for more information.  Click here to sign up for dates and times.

Health Screening:  Volunteers are needed two times a year to assist the school nurse in completing student health screenings. Screenings for 2016 will be held on October 10 and October 24.  Click here to signup online.

Adopt-a-Room Cleaning:  Assist the school and parish by deep cleaning one room over the summer.  Contact Tara Kearney (kearney@q.com) for more information and to volunteer.  Click here to signup online. 

Pennies from Heaven:  Volunteers needed on Mondays to assist in processing and inputting school orders.  No experience necessary! (We will teach you everything you need to know.)  Please contact Meagan Sall (mdsall@cox.net) or Lisa Hutchings (Lhutchings@cox.net) by email with questions or click here to sign up online now.

Teacher Appreciation:  Coordinate and plan treats for teachers and staff to show our appreciation for them.  Includes Parent-Teacher Conference Meals and Teacher Appreciation Week.  Contact Julie Cusick (jbcusick@cox.net) or Katie Richter (richters2@cox.net) for more information and to volunteer.

Special Events

(activities of a "one time" nature held over the course of the year;
for general information contact Amy Schinco (amyjschinco@gmail.com)

Catholic Schools Week:  Coordinate with staff committee in planning activties.  Assist with student and parent pizza lunch.  Contact Jacqui Grossjung (jgrossjung@cox.net) for more information and to volunteer.

Grandparents/Special Friends Days:  Assist with activities including set up and clean up.  October 21 will be the date for Grades 3-5 and April 3 the date for grades K-2.  Contact Molly Roth (molly_chris@msn.com) for more information and to volunteer.

Field Days:  Assist with the outdoor activities for the 2017 Field Days (May 18; Grades K-2 in AM; Grades 3-5 in PM).  Contact Brian Boone (booneb@svdpomaha.org) or Jen Pottebaum (pottebaumj@svdpomaha.org) for more information.

Box Tops for Education:  Assist with collecting and organizing General Mills box tops.  One volunteer needed per classroom.  Contact Angela Langenfeld (angelalangenfeld@gmail.com) for more information and to volunteer.

Career Day:  Assist the guidance counselor in scheduling speakers and working on the day of the event (March 31).  Contact Mrs. Nancy Skudlarek, SVdP Counselor (skudlarekn@svdpomaha.org) for more information or to volunteer.

SVdP Book Bowl:  Assist with the SVdP Book Bowl competition during the afternoon and/or evening of the competition (scheduled for February 10).  Contact Mrs. Chris Kaiser, SVdP Media Specialist (kaiserc@svdpomaha.org) for more information or to volunteer.

Used Uniforms:  Collect and organize used uniforms for resale to school students.  Contact Jennifer McMahan (litespeed313@yahoo.com) for more information and to volunteer.

6th Grade Seder Meal:  Help prepare, serve, and share in this special meal taking place during Lent.  Contact Mrs. Diane Warneke for more information (warneked@svdpomaha.org); online signup available second semester.

6th-8th Speech Team Assistant:  One volunteer needed to assist school staff in helping students interested in public speaking and practicing for speech contests.  The teams practice and compete December through May.  Contact Mr. Jerry Leever, SVDP English teacher (leeverj@svdpomaha.org) for more information and to volunteer.


Welcoming and Public Relations
(activities designed to keep our school families informed and assist with related administrative procedures;
for general information contact Michele Madrigal (madrigalm@svdpomaha.org)
Kindergarten Round-Up:  Interact with incoming Kindergarteners on the day of Round-Up (April 7) and assist school staff as needed.
Welcoming New Families:  Interact with incoming Kindergarteners on the day of Round-Up (April 7) and assist school staff as needed.
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