Volunteers assist the school in providing for the development and education of the students and provide a benefit to the school. The true cost of educating a child is much higher than the actual tuition charged. Volunteering is one important way to help offset this deficit. By offering families a variety of opportunities to volunteer their time, talents, and skills in lieu of paying outside sources, Christ the King Catholic School can continue to provide a high quality education at affordable tuition rates.
The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon requires volunteers in any school program or activity to undergo a background check. Regular volunteers must also attend an Archdiocese sponsored Called to Protect Training Program. Once volunteers receive the initial Called to Protect training, they are obligated to complete the Armatus online training in subsequent years to keep their volunteer status active.
Each family is required to volunteer 30 hours in service to the school or parish. Parents are responsible for recording their hours in the share hour binder in the school office.
Activities families can participate in to complete the share hour requirement include the following.