Volunteering

  1. Each family is required to contribute a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service to the school. These hours can be contributed by any person age 14 or older in the family (including older siblings, grandparents, and other extended family of the enrolled child). Please note that volunteers must be 21 or older at events where alcohol is served (Casino Night & Auction). All volunteers ages 18 and older must be Virtus-approved. Please see Mrs. Skarwecki in the main office for more information about our Child Protection Program.
  2. Each family is responsible for tracking their own hours. Hours volunteered at the school can be recorded using the links provided.
  3. Quarterly reports will be distributed so that families know how many hours they have received credit for and how many they are still expected to fulfill.
  4. Required volunteer hours will be pro-rated for those families entering or leaving during the academic year.
  5. Families will be billed at a rate of $15 per hour (or $0.25 per minute) for any unfulfilled hours.

Why should I volunteer at my child’s school?

  • By interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you’ll gain a firsthand understanding of your child’s daily activities, which will enable you to better communicate with your child as he/she grows and changes. You may also read more about the Archdiocese of Washington’s Child Protection Program at www.adw.org/childprotection.
  • Your child will see that you care about him/her and his/her school. This benefits your child’s confidence and self-esteem.
  • You will have a greater understanding of all the events, traditions, and experiences that make LFS special.
  • Your unique talents and gifts will be used in ways that benefit students, classrooms, and the school as a whole.
  • You’ve heard that it “takes a village” to raise a child. Volunteering alongside other parents is a way to connect, build relationships, and truly feel like part of a community. You are not alone!

How can I help?

  • Planning, set-up, implementation, clean-up is needed for all major fundraising events (Vera Bradley Bingo, Casino Night, Auction, Mulch Sale)
  • EZ Money Raffle
  • Basketball Concessions
  • Basketball Coach
  • Cheerleading Coach
  • Fall Book Fair
  • Spring Book Fair
  • Library Volunteer
  • Classroom Volunteer
  • Building/Grounds Maintenance
  • Marketing Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Grant Writer
  • Advisory Board
  • Home and School Association (HSA)
  • Field Day
  • Uniform Shop – N – Swap
  • Middle School Social Chaperones
  • Club Supervisor
  • Assist with Christmas Program (costume, set design)
  • Administrative Assistance (mailings, etc.)
  • Technical Assistance (website, social media)
  • Room Parent
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Front Sign Changer
  • Maryland Catholic Conference Rep.


Please note: because they do not contribute to the school’s operating budget, the following activities do not count toward your family’s volunteer commitment: baking for a class bake sale, volunteering for a class holiday party, attending a parent/student lunch. Of course, we hope you will still do these things just because you want to!