While there are several opportunities available for families to satisfy their volunteer hour
obligations I do recognize that actual on-campus volunteer opportunities have been virtually non-existent. We must still adhere to social distancing practices and we must still follow our established and approved return to campus protocols while we have students on campus.
However, as of Monday, Governor Newsom has rescinded the stay-at-home order which
allows us a bit more leeway. In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce to you a new
program we have been working on called the “Saint Francis Friars”.
The Saint Francis Friars is quite simply the rejuvenation of parent/family work parties. The
program will create an opportunity for parents/families to provide volunteer hours around
campus. Families will be able to satisfy their volunteer hour requirements while Saint Francis of Assisi School benefits from low to no cost maintenance and beautification.
The Saint Francis Friars will be administered by the Principal and two (2) Parent Co-
Chairpersons that will organize not only the tasks to be completed but the volunteers as well. Volunteers will report on the designated day and perform assigned work from 8:00am-
12:00pm. Following the completion of the session, food and drink will be provided to all
participants while providing an opportunity for fellowship and networking.
Information will be coming in the very near from our P.A.C.E. representatives who will be
soliciting volunteers for the Co-Chairperson positions as well as volunteers for the general work parties. If you have a specific God given talent and expertise in a particular area (ie. plumbing, electrical, construction, painting, etc.) please be sure to relay that information to the P.A.C.E. representative so that we may be able to take full advantage of the expertise within our own community before having to go elsewhere.
The mission and general outline for the Saint Francis Friar volunteer program has been posted on our web page. I encourage you all to take a look at it to see if and how you may be able share your talents with us!