Volunteering at Providence
Sharing Your Gift of Time & Talent
Providence Academy is blessed by the generous and enthusiastic support of parent volunteers. Volunteering is a wonderful way to connect with parents and share in the spirit of Providence Academy. It is also a special opportunity to support your children, faculty, and the Providence community.
There are many opportunities to volunteer your time during the school day, evening hours, and even on weekends. Please take a moment to view the opportunities listed below and sign up for the event or events that best fit your schedule.
Descriptions and additional details for various volunteer opportunities are listed below, as well as additional information about what is required in order to volunteer, including registering for or updating your VIRTUS training. We are so grateful for your willingness to share your gifts of time and talent!
New Volunteers (Account Set Up)
Dear Friend of Providence Academy,
We thank you so kindly for working with us and keeping our children safe! All employees and volunteers who interact with minors are required to complete and maintain safe environment credentials through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
To ensure successful completion of the three training requirements, please follow the details below. Please set aside sufficient time to complete all items without logging out. Please note we are in the Archdiocese of St. Paul Minneapolis.
To begin, please visit the VIRTUS website, (www.virtusonline.org) Use Google Chrome browser and allow pop-ups for the site. Initial time commitment: 95 minutes
Read and follow the directions on the website in the order presented. Skipping items, fast-forwarding, or backing up may corrupt your account and require you to repeat your assignments. Complete each registration field as presented on the screen.
- Select the Archdiocese of St. Paul Minneapolis.
- Later you will select “Providence Academy” as the location where you will work or volunteer.
These are the “Essential 3” training items:
- Complete the Code of Conduct and electronically sign it.
- Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required) Please fill out your information accurately.
- Complete the Safe Environment Training module “Protecting God’s Children” (approx 75 minutes).
Thank you so kindly for working with us and keeping our children safe!. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
2022-23 School Year
Returning as a Providence Volunteer (Account Renewal)
Dear Friend of Providence Academy,
Thank you for being a part of Providence Academy! As you know, Safe Environment online training is required in order to serve as an employee or volunteer at a Catholic School. This training must be updated every three years.
Update your online training by visiting www.virtusonline.org. The system will indicate which items (if any) need to be updated – one, two or three essential items:
- A newly assigned online module such as: “Protecting God’s Children”, “Keeping the Promise Alive” or “Child Sexual Abuse Awareness.”
- Code of Conduct – review and electronically sign.
- A Background Check is required as you begin working with us and every three years thereafter. Please answer the background check questions carefully as the system prompts. You will need to include your social security number.
Thank you so kindly for working with us and keeping our children safe! Feel free to contact me with any questions!
2022-2023 Volunteer Opportunities
Get to know your child’s classmate’s parents! Volunteer to host a party for parents in your child’s grade.
LS Grandparents Day Helpers
Check-in, help with tours, be a cheerful face! Many helpers needed to make these days a success! This sign up is for helpers at the Lower School Day.
MS/US Grandparents Day Helpers
Check-in, help with tours, be a cheerful face! Many helpers needed to make these days a success! This sign up is for helpers at the Middle/Upper School Day.
LS Homecoming Ice Cream Social
Hand out ice cream, toppings and utensils to students.
Share your love of PA with others.
- Coffee & Conversation: Daytime.
- Open House: Evenings.
Flowers for Mary
Provide fresh flowers (from the garden or store) for Mary. Vases will be provided by the Statue of Mary.
Sign up for a weekly Holy Hour in gratitude for our God who has blessed us so abundantly.