The purpose of Share Hours is to offset tuition costs by allowing parents to perform volunteer tasks within the school. In order to keep tuition costs manageable, the school does expect a large portion of these hours to be services that directly impact the school. Share Hours must be completed by a parent or guardian. Volunteer hours completed by anyone other than a parent or guardian cannot be counted as share hours as they are considered taxable income according to IRS Code Section 117(d). Other family members who have completed an Archdiocese background check and Safe Environment Training are welcome to volunteer, however these hours cannot count toward the family’s Share Hour commitment.
Each family is required to donate a minimum of 35 hours per school year in service to the school, with at least 15 hours being part of a school or parish fundraising event. Single parent families are required to give 17.5 hours of service, with at least 7.5 hours being part of a school or parish fundraising event.
Parents are responsible for documenting their volunteer hours and submitting them to the school office monthly.