Mary of Nazareth is successful because of our families!
Mary of Nazareth Catholic School’s mission is to prepare students for lives of service to God and neighbor. The philosophy of the Mary of Nazareth Volunteer Program is that our families are an example to our students, living out the Gospel teachings by serving the school, parish and larger community. Through the school’s vibrant and comprehensive volunteer opportunities, each family is asked to give of their time and talent at a minimum of ten hours per year.
Volunteering your time is an inexpensive way to meet the needs of our school, make an effective contribution to your child’s school experience, and show your child that you value their interests.
Current volunteer opportunities can be viewed HERE!
*Please note that Archdiocesan Virtus training and background checks are required for all volunteer service. Steps to register for Virtus training and complete background checks are detailed to the right under Child Protection Policy for Volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunities and Interest Form
Child Protection Policy for Volunteers:
In order to work with children in the Archdiocese of Washington, volunteers must be cleared through the Child Protection Program (VIRTUS). Please follow these steps for NEW volunteers (or see ADW Compliance Checklist):
- Go to www.virtus.org and click on the link for "registration". Begin the registration process and choose "Washington, DC (Archdiocese). Create a user name and password, and register to attend a child protection class online. Please choose "Mary of Nazareth School" as your location. During the online registration, please read the Pastoral Code of Conduct and Contact with Minors.
- Email to Mrs. Wray in the office the completed volunteer application and 2 forms of government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, social security card, government employment ID- military ID’s are not accepted.) Once those have been received, Mrs. Wray will email you the Archdiocesan fingerprint authorization form.
- Schedule an appointment with any authorized fingerprint provider (see list of providers HERE). We have negotiated a special price with American Identity Solutions, which has convenient locations in Rockville, Germantown, Bethesda, and Silver Spring. You must bring valid, government-issued ID to the appointment.
- Once you have attended the class, please sign page 56 of the green Child Protection Policy booklet you receive (Acknowledgement - Appendix E). Please complete the bottom section, “Employee/Volunteer”, and email this page to Mrs. Wray in the office. Your position is “volunteer”.
Individuals will be personally responsible for the costs (estimated to be approximately $40-$60 per person) associated with the fingerprinting process.
All volunteers must be fingerprinted under these requirements, even if you have been previously fingerprinted for another company or position.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wray at firstname.lastname@example.org