The Archdiocese of Hartford mandates that all volunteers must complete a one-time Virtus Training Workshop, as well as a Background Check in order to volunteer in any capacity that involves being with our students.  This includes volunteering for activities both in the building and away from the school.  If you have completed the Virtus Training and Background Check in the past for a different school or Archdiocesan parish, all you have to do is provide STMS with a copy of your certificate. This is a one-time program required by the Archdiocese.  There is no need to complete it more than once.

Virtus Training

The Virtus Training Workshops are available throughout the year and are coordinated by various parishes in the Archdiocese. Please click here for a full list of workshops available and to register online.  Following the completion of the Virtus Training Workshop, volunteers receive a certificate of completion which must be submitted to the STMS School Office to be kept on file.  If you have not done so already, please be sure to send in or deliver a copy of your certificate as soon as possible.

****Please make a copy of your certificate for your records prior to submitting it to the office.****

Background Checks

Background Checks are also mandatory for volunteers and are processed through the Archdiocesan Office of Safe Environment. This process includes the completion of a form, which is available here, background check application, and also in the school office. The Archdiocesan processing fee of $20 for the background check is charged to each new parent through Smart Tuition.  If you have already completed your Virtus Training and Background Check as a new volunteer this year, this fee will be reflected in your December 2017 statement. Please contact the school office if this fee presents a hardship.

VOLUNTEERS: is the website used for signing up to volunteer at STMS. Below is the link to the Volunteer Sign up sheet.

We need ALL hands at work for a fun and successful year. You will see many opportunities here to collaborate with fellow STMS families, build camaraderie and to be a HERO. Remember, 10 volunteer hours per family are mandatory each year, so “Help Everyone by Reaching Out” and here’s to a great year ahead! Click the link below and choose your volunteer activities, and THANK YOU!!!

Volunteer Hours Tally Sheet for every volunteer to use this year. Please print a copy, and fill it out as you complete your volunteer commitments. Have it signed by the Event Coordinator you are volunteering for, and hand it into the office at the end of the school year.

Volunteer Hours Tally Sheet is here-  STMS volunteer Guide