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Volunteering

Volunteer opportunities at Our Lady of Mount Carmel

All Star Reading Program - Contact: Ms. Wintar - Volunteers are required to read with students in the Primary division. Time commitment is flexible.

Book Fair - Contact: Mrs. Byrne - Volunteers are required for supervision during the annual Scholastic Book Fair. The time commitment is optional but will only be required 1 week per year.

Classroom Volunteers - Contact: Ms. Wintar - Volunteers are required for various classrooms. It is recommended that a parent does not volunteer in their own child's classroom. Time commitment is flexible.

Emergency Phone Tree - Contact: Jackie Jobb (jackiejobb@hotmail.com) - We are looking for approximately 20 volunteers to assist should the school have to close during the day due to inclement weather or unexpected situations. Volunteers will be given a list of families to phone and information to provide them. This time commitment is on an "as needed" basis. If you are interested in helping with this phone tree, please contact Jackie Jobb.

Library - Contact: Mrs. Byrne - Volunteers are required for light clerical duties in the school library. Time commitment is flexible.


CSC Fundraising Committee

Contact: Nancy Krell (nancykrell@cogeco.ca)
Our goal as a fundraising committee is to plan and coordinate events that will generate funds that will support our school and their initiatives. Volunteers are required to organize and implement fundraising events. The time commitment can be as much or as little as desired. (i.e. could be for the entire year or just one event). If you are interested in becoming a part of our fundraising committee or helping out at events, please contact Nancy Krell. Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

CSC Greening Committee

Contact: Nathon Kozuska (nkozuska@gmail.com)
We on the Greening Committee have had an opportunity to look around the school property. We have addressed some projects that will assist in brightening up the appearance at the entrance of the school, as well as the general areas around the school. Our plan is to work on changing out the plants around the school and re-establishing the flower beds. In addition we will look for different nurseries that can supply the required plants and search out ways to construct a grotto which will be placed to the left of the front entrance of the school. The Greening Committee will also work to secure families to assist where possible with the labour undertaken to complete as many projects as possible. If you are interested in becoming a part of our greening committee or helping out, please contact the school (905)523-2399. Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

CSC Hospitality Committee

Contact: Jackie Jobb (jackiejobb@hotmail.com)
The definition of Hospitality is “generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests", and this is the main focus of the CSC Hospitality Committee. The goal of the CSC Hospitality Committee is to make the children, parents and the OLMC community always feel welcome and a part of our amazing OLMC School. The committee endeavours to be very helpful and supportive in any way possible, including keeping the lines of communication open, clear and helpful. Having a group of positive, friendly individuals on this committee is what will make it a great new addition to the Catholic School Council. If you are interested in becoming a part of our hospitality committee or helping out at events, please contact Jackie Jobb. Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

CSC Lunch/Milk Committee

Contact: Carol Pieczonka (pezzer2@bell.net)
The Hot Lunch/Milk Committee is always open for new members and/or volunteers to help out with the Lunch Program. The Lunch Program is our school's major fundraiser, bringing in approximately $10,000 per year. There is also a group of about 12-15 volunteers who we schedule to come in the school on Mondays and Fridays to sort the milk and deliver the lunches to the classes. We also cook and prepare the hot dogs on the third Friday of the month. The Lunch Program is not a big time commitment if you are interested in delivering lunches to the classes; it takes about an hour Monday and/or Friday starting at 12:20. You can come in as much or a little as you like. This program would not be a success without the help of our generous volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a part of our lunch/milk committee, please contact Carol Pieczonka.

CSC Spirituality in Action Committee

Contact: Vanessa Slack (slacker70@yahoo.com)
The Spirituality in Action Committee strives to invite and create opportunities for the OLMC community to put our Catholic faith into action. Underpinning our motivations is the Scripture passage found in Matthew 25 where Jesus implores us to clothe the naked, feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, care for the sick, visit prisoners, and welcome strangers, saying: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Historically, this committee has spearheaded the annual coat drive, supported the advent craft night, directed the Christmas pageant (advocating for the overall vision as well as the collection of canned goods on pageant night), assisted with the Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast and First Communion breakfast, participated in the Grade 8 day of service at the Good Shepherd, organized various Catholic Education Week events, and procured the resource materials for the Parent Resource Library. We look forward to another year of living our faith outwardly as we recall the words of the prophet Micah: "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly you’re your God”. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Spirituality in Action committee, please contact Vanessa Slack. Please watch for email updates about our activities and events.

CSC Staff Appreciation Luncheon Committee

Contact: Nancy Krell (nancykrell@cogeco.ca)
Volunteers are required to prepare a favourite hot/cold dish for the annual staff luncheon in the Spring. Time commitment is once per year. If you are interested in becoming a part of our staff appreciation luncheon committee, please contact Nancy Krell.

CSC Uniform Committee

Contact: Frances Roesch (froesch@gmail.com)
The uniform committee provides an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about the selection of the school uniform vendor and the pieces available within the school uniform. With a new school uniform vendor in place for just over a year, the goal of the committee this year is to conduct a survey of school families to determine the level of satisfaction with the current vendor (JML) and the pieces available within the school uniform. If you are interested in becoming a part of our staff appreciation luncheon committee, please contact Frances Roesch.

Volunteering

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in its effort to provide the students with the best possible learning environment, extends a welcome to volunteers who are interested in assisting in various activities.

As per Board Policy, all volunteers are required to have on file with our school, a Vulnerable Sector Screening Form. (below) This will enable you to volunteer in any capacity throughout the school year.

For complete instuctions, please download a Volunteer Information Package and a Cover Letter or pick up from Mrs. Alampi in the school office.

Volunteers are reminded they must sign the Offence Declaration Form annually. If you would like to Volunteer for General Duties in the classroom, please complete the Volunteer Programme Form and submit to the school office.