Time and Talent
The Holy Family Cathedral School Time & Talent program allows parents to play an active role in the operation and maintenance of the school. Each family is required to give 20 hours to school-related activities from coaching and driving on field trips to working an event or being a homeroom parent.
You log your Care & Share hours on Renweb. On the "Family Home" screen, select the correct parent. Select "Service Hours" tab. Enter the date of service, description (drop-down options), hours and a note specifying the activity details.
If you plan to volunteer in the School, our Diocese requires all volunteers to complete VIRTUS Training & a Background Check.
Current Time and Talent Volunteer Opportunities:
ALL FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE 5 HOURS PER QUARTER OR PAY $10.00 PER HOUR FOR HOURS NOT COMPLETED. A TOTAL OF 20 VOLUNTEER HOURS PER FAMILY IS REQUIRED. 3 HOURS PER YEAR MUST BE ACQUIRED BY PARTICIPATING IN A PARENT ENGAGEMENT EVENT.
1. Work must be completed as follows:
1st Quarter - October 19 (billed Oct. 29)
2nd Quarter - December 28 (billed Jan. 7)
3rd Quarter - March 15th (billed March 25)
4th Quarter - May 23rd (billed June 2)
Hours worked during the summer will be applied to the next school year.
The following are some items that count toward time & talent hours:
Serving on the Home & School Board or as a Committee Chair
Volunteering in the lunchroom
Serving as a homeroom angel
Organizing the uniform exchange
Driving on field trips
Food/material/time contributions for school fundraisers or events (auction, bingo, Walk-A-Thon, Lenten dinner, Petzet dinner)
Contributions of school supplies (tissues, paper towels) above and beyond the minimum requirements
Monetary donation in lieu of time
- NOTE: this list is not all inclusive...just a few ideas of what counts
The following are some items that count toward parent engagement hours:
• attending Home & School meetings
• attending Literacy Night
• attending Conferences
Items marked with an asterisk on the school master calendar count toward Parent Engagement hours.
The following do not count toward time & talent hours:
Contributions to Youth Sunday evening potluck dinner
Contributions to canned food drive, freedom boxes, Christmas boxes, etc…
Although we encourage help with the various service projects throughout the year, contributions do not count toward the time & talent program.
2. All hours are to be recorded in the Service Section of your RenWeb ParentsWeb account.
3. Hours must be recorded within a month after service is performed so that hours can be verified. Hours that are not recorded within that month may not be verifiable and therefore not counted.
4. All school volunteers, including field trips drivers, must have a completed volunteer packet on file in the school office.
This can be completed by going to www.virtusonline.org. A complete packet includes: a TRAK1 background check, a VIRTUS training certificate, a signed acknowledgment form pertaining to the Diocesan policy on sexual abuse, a completed Volunteer Registration form, two references, and a signed copy of the Diocesan Code of Conduct. Field Trip Drivers also need to complete a driver form with proof of insurance.