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Volunteer & Safety Training

Safety First!  Plan Ahead with your training.

It is an important part of St Luke School & Archdiocesan policy to require certain safety measures for school volunteers. This includes parents, grandparents, and relatives. If there is a possibility that you may be volunteering at the school or driving on a field trip sometime during the school year, we encourage you to take care of these volunteer requirements now. Your teachers will be grateful!  Information on safety training from Virtus below!

Volunteering at St. Luke - Get Involved!

St. Luke School values the active participation of school families in the formation and education of their children by assisting with the many student activities, school fund-raisers, student services and social events sponsored by the school community. Family involvement strengthens family bonds and is a visual model for our children of service to others. Active participation creates a strong sense of ownership, engenders loyalty, and fosters pride in the school.

The following are the volunteer requirements of St. Luke School and volunteer hours are required by all families as outlined below*.

  • Preschool 3 Year Families  -  5 hours per year
  • Preschool 4 year Families - 10 hours per year
  • K-8 Families - 30 hours per year  

Single Parent Households require 15 hours for families enrolled in K-8 and 5 hours for families enrolled in Preschool 3 and Preschool 4.

*In lieu of this service, parents may opt to "buy out" this commitment for a stated fee, which can be found on the annual fee slip in the Billing & Tuition Management Portal.

​For more information about volunteer requirements, please refer to the Parent Handbook.

Shannon DeVange - Volunteer Coordinator


Volunteer Coordinator

Shannon DeVange

As the Volunteer Coordinator, I am looking forward to supporting families in their efforts to engage with their community.  A tiered system of volunteer hour requirements was created to help families dip their toes into a bit of volunteerism, get an introduction to our amazing community, and be inspired to engage more! 

Safe Environment Training

Virtus - Protecting God's Children

Virtus Training (aka "Safe Environment Training") is a mandatory class that must be taken every 3 years simultaneously upon the renewal of your background check:

​Initial Class (in-person training) - Please follow this link to sign in or register.  At the beginning of your new user registration, please select Seattle Archdiocese.  You will also be prompted to electronically sign all of your policies and submit your background check at this time also. Please note: No social security number is required, you will not be able to enter it.

Triennial Refresher (online, every 3 yrs) - If you have already taken the initial "Protecting God's Children" (Previously "Called to Protect") class, you only need a short online refresher course. Log into, enter your information, then click submit. At this time you will be prompted to submit a new background check as well. Also, please be sure to update your profile as necessary, identifying all locations at which you work or volunteer (eg: parish and school). Please note: Virtus will send an email to your email address on file to remind you when it is time renew your information.

Anna Marie Lopez

Virtus Coordinator

Anna Marie Lopez
Front Office Assistant

If you need assistance please contact Anna Marie Lopez.

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