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:

  1. Complete the Code of Conduct and electronically sign it.
  2. Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required) Please fill out your information accurately. 
  3. 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.


Beth Trombley
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:

  1. A newly assigned online module such as: “Protecting God’s Children”, “Keeping the Promise Alive” or “Child Sexual Abuse Awareness.”
  2. Code of Conduct – review and electronically sign.
  3. 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!

Beth Trombley

2022-23 School Year

Sock Hop Volunteers Sign Up

We need YOUR HELP to make this beloved community event possible. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

Used Uniform Sale - February 2023

Please consider volunteering to help with the Mid-Year Used Uniform Sale!  Volunteers are needed to help set up prior to the sale, in addition to helping at the sale. 

2022-2023 Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Parties

Get to know your child’s classmate’s parents! Host a party for parents in your child’s grade.

Admissions Ambassador

Various Dates

Share your love of PA with others.

Daytime or Evenings

Eucharistic Adoration

Sign up for a weekly Holy Hour in gratitude for our God who has blessed us so abundantly.

Flowers for Mary

Provide fresh flowers (from the garden or store) for Mary. Vases will be provided by the Statue of Mary. 

Additional volunteer opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year will be available soon.
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