Volunteers Needed & Wanted!
Please join us in becoming an active volunteer for our school!
We do not have a mandatory volunteer program, however, parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer to provide enriching opportunities for our children and to help out where needed.
CORI Checks (Yearly)
All schools in Massachusetts require paid staff and volunteers (parent, guardian or nanny) to have a Criminal Offender Record Information "CORI" background check conducted. Saint Joseph Parish Schools are required to submit CORI forms every year to the Archdiocese.
Any information obtained through a background check is shared with the principals of the schools only. Other staff members and parent volunteers are not allowed to have access to this information. The Middle School office maintains a list of individuals who have been "CORI'd" and, therefore, may volunteer in our schools.
CORI forms are available for you to fill out in each school office – come by anytime.
Forms will also be available at specified school functions.
Please don’t mail in a CORI form to the school — you are required to submit your form in person and have your picture identification (license) checked.
CAP Sessions (One Time Only)
School personnel and parent volunteers are required to attend a CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Training Session JUST ONCE. These informative sessions, which include videos and group discussion, are approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
CAP sessions are scheduled at Saint Joe’s in the Fall & Spring. Look for information in the calendar or call the school office.
If you attend a session at Saint Joseph’s, the "Sign-in Sheet" is sent to the schools for record-keeping – be sure to sign in!
Keep a copy of your "Certificate of Attendance" for your records.
If you attend a CAP session at Saint Bart’s in Needham or any other location, send a copy of your Certificate of Attendance with a note to:
Saint Joseph Parish, 1382 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492.