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!
Before Volunteering for the First Time at Providence
Dear Friend of Providence,
All employees and volunteers who interact with Providence students are required to complete and maintain safe environment credentials through the VIRTUS program overseen by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
To ensure successful completion of the requirements, please follow the information below before creating your VIRTUS account.
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 95 minutes
- Please set aside sufficient time to complete all items without logging out of your VIRTUS account. Incomplete accounts may result in lost data, requiring you to repeat setup.
- 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.
- You will need to:
- Complete each registration field as presented on the screen
- Complete the Code of Conduct
- Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required)
- Complete Safe Environment Training (1 module, approximately 75 minutes)
To begin, please visit the VIRTUS website, using the Google Chrome browser and allowing pop-ups for the site.
Please be sure to add Providence Academy as the location of volunteering.
Visit this link for more information on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements, and please be sure to add/keep Providence Academy as the location of volunteering.
Before Returning as a Providence Volunteer
Dear Friend of Providence,
Thank you so kindly for volunteering at 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.
You can get your training up-to-date online by visiting www.virtusonline.org. Log on to your account and click on “Toolbox” then “Update My Account.”
The system will ask you to complete newly assigned online modules such as: “Keeping the Promise Alive” or “Child Sexual Abuse.” You may also be prompted to read, review and electronically sign a Code of Conduct.
Finally, 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! Please do let me know when you’ve completed this training so I can update our records accordingly. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
2020-2021 Volunteer Opportunities
Additional volunteer opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year will be available soon.
Some Volunteer Opportunities from 2019-20
• Euacharistic Adoration
• Health Screenings
• PAPA Cookbook Committee
• Selling PAPA Cookbooks at Christmas Events
• PAPA “Fire and Ice Gala”
• Parent Party Hosts
• Teach Christmas Breakfast
• Lower School Sock Hop
• Middle School Rootbeer Floats During Catholic Schools Week
• Middle School Spring Party