Volunteers & Stewardship

We believe the heart of Christian stewardship is regarding one another above ourselves. This is one of the greatest lessons a Catholic education can teach. Parents of Saint Leo the Great Catholic School students are fortunate to have many opportunities to share this lesson with their children.

Volunteering is tangible proof of your commitment to our school, its mission, and the part it plays in your child’s life. It is a way to teach your children to work for what they truly believe in and value. It is also how we build a strong community and maintain the sense of family that has always characterized this school.

Parents do make a huge difference at Saint Leo the Great Catholic School. Without volunteer help we could not afford the programs listed below. Thank you for making a 40 hour commitment to serve the interest of others!

Parents, grandparents and relatives wishing to volunteer must be compliant with the Diocesan Youth Protection Policy in order to volunteer with children. Information on how to obtain your clearances can be found on The Diocese of Harrisburg web site regarding Adult School Volunteers.  All paperwork should be returned to the school office. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Sharon Hoover at [email protected].
Stewardship Links:
Online Stewardship Commitment Form 
Stewardship Hour Summary
Stewardship Hours Worksheet Log
Below is a list of volunteer opportunities.

An asterisk * means a clearance badge is needed.

P.T.O. (Officer) *

(Fulfills full 40 hour commitment)
An officer of P.T.O. is willing to meet once per month to help build community, fellowship and relationships for all families in the school. Each member is expected to work in specific areas (Let's D.A.N.C.E., Development Events, parent-child relationship building events, etc.) Clearance badges are needed.

Technology Action Team

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment)
Volunteers will advise Technology Director in development of short and long range plans. Evening meetings are on an as-needed basis.

Planning Subcommittee

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment)
Our subcommittee deals primarily with analyzing the current use of educational facilities within the school in order to develop a long-range needs/wants facilities usage plan. Prepare an energy/utility audit of the school in order to provide a long-range energy usage plan. We meet once per month, in the evening.


(Fulfills 40 hour commitment)
Our subcommittee deals primarily with maintaining the school Policy Manual. We work closely with the principal in our efforts to continuously improve our school’s Crisis Management Plan. This committee meets on an as-needed basis, mostly in the evenings.

Public Relations

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment)
Enhance Saint Leo the Great Catholic School web page. Develop procedure to ensure the timely submitting of information articles to local and diocesan publications. Members of this committee also aid in the quarterly newsletter. They work with the Development Director in promoting and distributing the accomplishments of the school and students and getting coverage for various events. Meetings are in the evening, once per month.

Spiritual Life *

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment)
We help to develop ways to enhance the faith community among all those involved with Saint Leo the Great Catholic School. We seek ways through which the school community can be of service to the wider church community and we host and organize one yearly faith-enriching event for the children of our school. We meet after the weekly school Holy Mass (usually Fridays) once per month or as needed. Young children are welcome at our meetings!  Clearance badges are needed.

Annual Appeal Phone-a-thon Volunteer

 Volunteers needed to make phone calls for the Annual Appeal. The fall calling hours are evening hours (Sunday-Thursday) and NO diocesan clearance badge is needed. This is a golden opportunity for folks to pick up hours fast and help our school’s mission in a powerful and direct way.

 We also have a great need for parents, grandparents, alumni and friends to join our  Annual Appeal Committee ( 30 hours). We first meet in the spring (one night meeting at the end of April or beginning of May) to start implementing strategies for growth. These volunteers must also be able to help during our phone-a-thon in the fall.



Hospitality Events/Public Relations

(Double hours opportunities / babysitting= triple hours) There are many hospitality, P.R., recruitment and fundraising opportunities with the Office of Development & Parish Ministries. Times range from very early morning (7-9AM), during the school day, just after school, or evenings and weekends. Duties included but are not limited to setting up and cleaning up formal and informal events, tour-guiding, serving and picking food up.  Clearance badges are needed.


Coffee & Donut Volunteers

Volunteers sign up to help with coffee & donut set-up before & help serve after all Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church Sunday Masses. May bring students to help.  Double stewardship hours given. 

 School Open House Volunteers & Tour Guides *

Assist with decorating, set-up, registration, serving guests & cleanup. Tour guides are needed as well. Clearance badges may be required for some positions. Double Hours are given for this month long event in January every year.


Mentor Family

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment) Did you have questions when you first started at our parish-school? Who did you ask? Be that expert for a new family. Remember it's not just the first day of school for's the first day for parents as well. Please consider sharing your experiences with another family by being a mentor family.

Box Tops For Education

(20 hours)
This team initiates the collection of box tops through fun drives and notification. “Box Tops” are coupon style cutouts that you can find on any General Mills cereal box, various reams of paper, Kleenex and other participating name brands. Meetings are infrequent. Contests may occur at the request of the principal, creating the need to come in and collect box tops more often.

Bulletin Board Volunteers

(20 hours)
Assist the school in maintaining its lobby bulletin boards with an artistic representation of current events, liturgical seasons and any other items or events requested by the principal.

Cafeteria (dishes)

(per hour)
Assisting the cafeteria staff with washing trays during lunch hours (11:20-1:00 PM). Schedules are available via SignUp Genius on our school website. DISHWASHING YIELDS DOUBLE HOURS.

Classroom Coordinator *

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment)
Classroom coordinators assist teachers with a variety of tasks including helping to coordinate class parties, faith-related in-class activities and crafts.  Clearance badges are needed.

Clerical Support

(Hours vary)

Volunteers assist school office staff, the development office staff, PTO and all other school committees in stuffing envelopes, mailings, etc.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon Coordinator

A faculty/staff appreciation luncheon coordinator is needed for each class. Each volunteer gathers information sheets of parents who volunteered to help, and communicates the various needs for faculty/staff lunches to them via a SignUp Genius. Lunches are provided once during each trimester.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Volunteers help to facilitate the staff luncheon on the day of the event.

Helping Hands

(Hours Vary)
Various errands are run and meals made for families in need.

Library Helper *

(2 hours per visit)
Checking out and shelving of books.  Clearance badges are needed.

Middle School Mini Courses *

Do you like to design cupcakes, swing a golf club, or draw comics? Share your talents and mentor our middle school students enrolled in grades 6, 7 and 8. Clubs meet from 2:30 to 3:00 PM every other Friday for nine weeks, September-December and January-May.   Clearance badges are needed.  For more information, please contact Principal Mrs. Christine McLean at [email protected].

Photography (for special events)

(hours vary)
Contact Mrs. Christine McLean at [email protected]

Recess Aide *

(double hours, 3 hours per visit)
Volunteers help take children to and from recess, while assisting with supervision from 11:15-1:15PM.  Clearance badges are needed.

School Store *

(10 hours)
Volunteers work with Student Council to order Saint Leo wear and stationery supplies adorned with our school logo.  Clearance badges are needed.

Uniform Exchange

(10 hours)
Volunteers help, twice a year, to organize uniforms and stock and arrange for public display.


Christmas Concert Social

A social is held in the gymnasium after the Christmas Concert. Please contact Mrs. Barb Slagle at [email protected]

Father-Daughter Dance

Moms are needed to help organize a father-daughter dance. Dads and daughters will enjoy refreshments, dancing and a nice evening fostering their relationship with one another and God, set to music. Moms are needed to help with reserving the gym in either late January or February. It will be open for families with daughters ages K-8.

Grandfriends Day Coordinator *

(40 hour commitment) Volunteer is responsible for inviting honored guests, ordering and setting up the lunch, communicating the logistics of the day with administration, staffing the entire day: welcoming table, recess aides, hall monitors, any activity planned, etc.  Clearance badges are needed.

Grandfriends Day Volunteer *

(10 hours) Volunteers will take direction from coordinator.  Clearance badges are needed.

Mother-Son Bowling Night

Dads will help organize and run the event, with some support from P.T.O. Moms and sons will enjoy bowling with their sons, building up their relationship with each other and God. We will need dads to schedule the time(s) at the bowling alley, create signup capabilities for moms (SignUp Genius would be best), create deadlines, an eblast notification (given to the school office starting early February), help with food, decorations and door prizes. Dads will also be needed to be present the night(s) of the event to help things go smoothly. The event should be sometime in late February or March (spread out at least one month from the Father-Daughter Dance). It will be open for families with sons in grades K-8.

School Musical *

(20 hours) Can you sew, paint, choreograph, design a program, collect tickets? We have small roles and not so small roles as we work with our students on honing their theatrical and musical talents. Showtime is usually the third Saturday in May.  Clearance badges are needed.  Contact Music Teacher Mr. Zach Veilleux at [email protected] for more information.

Student Field Day (Grades 1-8) *

(hours vary) Clearance badges are needed.  For more information, please contact Physical Education Teacher Mrs. Missy Atkinson at [email protected].

Talent Show *

(20 hours) Many hands are needed at this very popular event held Saturday, following Catholic Schools Week (usually in January). Assistance is needed to review and produce acts, work with lights and sound. We even need a Master of Ceremonies! Clearance badges are needed.  Contact Principal Mrs. Christine McLean at [email protected].

Clubs and Activities

(40 hour commitment to lead) Most clubs need a leader/facilitator. The variety of clubs we offer our students are only limited by our talents and imagination: Chess Club, School Musical, inter-mural sports clinics, etc.  Clearance badges are needed.  For more information, please contact Principal Mrs. Christine McLean at [email protected].

Armata Bianca Volunteers *

Armata Bianca is an after school group (Wednesdays) where children pray the rosary, do a craft, have a snack and perform an end-of-the-year “play” reenacting the apparition of Mary, Mother of God to the children at Fatima.  Volunteers assist the leader with the program.   Clearance badges are needed.  For more information, please contact Armata Bianca Leader Kelly Lynch at [email protected].


Help guide our students to be tomorrow’s innovators and practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Coach a FIRST LEGO League team in researching a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and developing a solution. Students must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field. Clearance badges are needed.  Contact league coordinator John Bridgen at [email protected] for more information.

Girls on the Run *

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment) Help ignite confidence in girls while establishing a lifetime of devotion to heath and fitness.  Clearance badges are needed.

Health and Wellness Day *

Volunteer secures professionals in the industry to present a day of knowledge/exploration for our 6-8 graders.  Clearance badges are needed.

Math Counts *

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment) Coach a fun engaging competitive middle school math team. Season runs from September through January. Practices are up to coach's discretion!  Clearance badges are needed.

Quiz Bowl *

(Fulfills 40 hour commitment) If you like all areas of knowledge, coach a fun, engaging, competitive middle school trivia team. Season runs from September through January. Practices are up to coach's discretion!  Clearance badges are needed.

Yearbook *

Volunteers guide a group of 8th graders in the creation of our school’s yearbook.  The group will choose a theme, take and organize pictures, and create pages.  Clearance badges are needed.

If you have any questions regarding our Stewardship Hours Commitment Form, please contact  the Development Office at [email protected]