Parent Volunteer Program

Participating in the Parent Volunteer Program (PVP) provides parents and students the opportunity to be involved in the school. Parents, volunteering their time and talent, improve the school, strengthen the school community, and role model the importance of education and service for their children. Each family is required to complete 30 hours of volunteer service per school year. The Parent Volunteer Program is managed by the School Advisory Board.

Online Volunteer Information Center (Volgistics)

To simplify signing-up for volunteer opportunities and reporting on completed hours, we have partnered with the Volgistics software company to provide the Online Volunteer Information Center. Using the Online Volunteer Information Center, you are able to easily sign-up for available opportunities. You can keep track of your volunteer hours by viewing your completed hours at any time and can also print reports as needed. The Online Volunteer Information Center is being introduced for El Rancho as a pilot program with the goal of releasing it for year-round use shortly thereafter. To learn more about how to use the online volunteer website, and for a list of people in the school that you could contact should you have questions, please click here.

Login and sign up for available volunteer opportunities, by clicking here.

In order to sign up for a volunteer opportunity, login using your specific username and password. You should have received your username and password via email.

Email the SJES Volunteer account for any of the following:

  • Your Login information
  • Technical questions on the number of hours completed or on reporting hours
  • To post volunteer opportunities

Safe Environment Requirements

Parents, for our children's safety, you must complete the online safety training prior to chaperoning any field trips, class party or volunteering for yard duty, etc. At the conclusion of the online training, please print copies of the certificate for your records and a copy to the school office prior to any volunteer activity. If you have any questions about how to complete the training please see this step-by-step registration process.

All volunteers must also be livescan fingerprinted for clearance with the Diocese of Oakland.

  • Livescan fingerprinting of volunteers who work directly with minors or vulnerable adults for the parish and/or school is required. Parishes and/or schools must receive clearance notification from the Diocese PRIOR to beginning volunteer ministry. Once a volunteer is cleared through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance does not need to be repeated for any volunteer ministry in the Diocese of Oakland. Clearance dates are to be kept at the site and may be kept electronically for volunteers.