Parent Volunteering

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to providing quality, healthy ministry for all persons, particularly for our children and youth. To that end, in January 2003 the Archdiocese issued a revised statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth. This policy requires that all parishes and schools carefully screen any employees or volunteers who will have contact with minors in their ministry or work.

Please contact the school to find out about the numerous ways families can volunteer at Bishop Walsh School.

All volunteers are required to complete VIRTUS screening and training.

Family Involvement Program - Volunteer Requirements

Service is one of the most important aspects of our Catholic faith.  Bishop Walsh School is proud of its tradition of volunteerism and the outstanding community built around families working together for a common goal.  To this end, we are asking each family to contribute 10 hours of time during the school year in support of school wide activities.
Why do we ask this of you?
The deepest benefit of volunteering is the community that is built when we roll up our sleeves and work together.  We know it when we feel it and our children feel it as well-our support, our participation, and our commitment to the community that is the family we build here.  Assistance in fundraising events provides the money needed to fulfill BW’s education mission.  The proceeds help us to close the tuition gap; that is the difference in the cost to educate and the tuition you pay.
How much time is required?
Each family is required to complete 10 hours of volunteer service via the approved list.  This requirement is regardless of the number of children attending.  Grandparents, other relatives, and friends may also volunteer on behalf of a parent.
Who tracks the service hours?
BW is committed to accurate and fair recording of hours.  Volunteers are required to check in according to the volunteer procedure.  We will be using an app to record volunteer hours.  Failure to check in can result in unrecorded hours.
What if I do not have time?  Can I purchase my hours?
Bishop Walsh School has worked hard to make this program feasible for all family situations.  If volunteering does not work for your family, you may pay for the hours at a rate of $25 per hour.