St. Joseph Catholic School

Service Opportunities

One Family Service Opportunities

There are many opportunities to become involved in our SJCS family through volunteering. Please look at the following opportunities and share the gift of your time and talent with our school. You won't regret it! 

Per diocesan guidelines, volunteers at our school must be certified by our safe environment program and have a badge supplied by St. Joseph in order to volunteer. If you are interested and have not yet completed or renewed this brief training, please click here or contact Janie Pouttu at for training opportunities. Thank you!


“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”

1 Peter 4:10


Auction Committee and Auction Parents
Auction Committee members work together with the Auction chairs to plan the Auction and Gala--our biggest fund raiser of the year. We are always looking for new ideas and new people to help. It's also a great way to meet people and become more involved in our school community.  Auction Parents work with a specific grade to put together baskets that will be auctioned at our annual auction. It is a fun and easy way to help our school! Contact Celeste or Tom Schmidt at to join the auction committee or serve as an auction parent for your child's grade.
School Advisory Council
The School Advisory Council provides leadership, direction, and support to the Pastor and the Principal to advance the quality of Catholic education for our students. For more information, please click here. Contact our principal, Mrs. Antes, at if you are interested in serving on the SAC. 
Room Parents
Have you thought about getting more involved this year? Consider becoming a room parent! It is a fun way to get involved in your child's classroom and support our wonderful teachers at the same time. Don't worry!  We will give you detailed instructions and guidelines. No experience necessary. 
Athletic Coach
Our athletic teams are coached by parent volunteers after they have completed training through the Dallas Parochial League. If you are interested, contact our athletic director, David Bishop, at
PSIA Coach
Many of our student teams for the Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA) competition are coached by parents. Please click here if you are interested in coaching a PSIA team this year or contant Sherri Durant at with any questions.
Destination Imagination
DI is the largest worldwide creative problem solving program for teams in preschool through college. The mission of DI is to foster the development of creative thinking and problem solving skills. We are in need of a campus coordinator this year. Contact Amy Burton at if you are interested.
Our Robotics team builds robots using Lego Mindstorms and is open to all grade levels. Parent help is always appreciated. Click here to sign up to assist at team meetings and contact Nick Kovach at with any questions.
Please click on the link next to each event to learn more and sign up as a volunteer. Contact Melissa Salazar at you are interested in volunteering to chair one of the events listed below.
Used Uniform Sale -- Kim Pruitt, chair    
This event has already taken place during the 2017-18 school year.
Back to School Mass and Picnic -- Paul & Julie Lyons, chairs    
This event has already taken place during the 2017-18 school year.
PTO Tailgate Party -- PTO Board
This event has already taken place during the 2017-18 school year.
Christmas Store -- Jill Sutton, Chair   
This event has already taken place during the 2017-18 school year.  
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon --  PTO Board    
This event has already taken place during the 2017-18 school year.
Ice Cream Social -- PTO Board
This event has already taken place during the 2017-18 school year.
Daddy-Daughter Dance -- Jill Sutton, chair
Fine Arts Night -- David & Vanessa McKeever, chairs
Mother/Son Event -- Tommy & Anna Patterson, chairs
This event has already taken place during the 2017-18 school year.
JagBall Tournament
Snack Basket
Do your weekday commitments prevent you from volunteering at the school? Do you like to shop and/or bake? Do you like a simple way to say thank you? The St. Joseph tradition of the snack basket is a great way to show support to our teachers and staff. We provide snacks in the school office to satisfy that mid-morning or mid-afternoon hunger since vending machines are not available.
Parish Visits
Help spread the word about upcoming open houses by visiting with families after Mass at area churches. This is an easy but important way to help our school continue to grow and attract new students. Contact Anna Patterson at
Book Fair
Our book fair is held twice a year and helps us add new books to our library every year. Watch for emails and a Sign-up Genius once this year's dates have been scheduled. Contact Library Manager, Michelle Smithson, at
Field Day
Field Day takes place in May and many volunteers are needed to make it successful! Contact Coach Ken at
Jag Shack Volunteers
The Jag Shack is a concession stand available during home football and volleyball games. There are two locations: one in the school cafeteria for Volleyball games and one located in the (air-conditioned) food truck next to the football field. Any parent or relative who would like to volunteer is welcome. Someone will always be there to assist or train you. High school students may earn service hours by volunteering as well. If you have questions, please contact the SJCS athletic director, David Bishop, at  
Jag Shack sign-ups will be posted soon!
Cafeteria Volunteers
Each month, a different grade is asked to provide volunteers to help our students in the lunchroom. Lunch begins at 10:40am and ends at approximately 12:30pm. Volunteers work with Mrs. Jennifer Basham to assist our students in opening food items, passing out napkins/straws/utensils, passing out birthday treats, dismissing children to line up after eating, and overseeing the cleaning of tables and floors. Lunchtime is a great time to visit with all of our students, watch your child(ren) interact with their friends, and help fill a need at our school!
We will be using Sign Up Genius to keep track of our volunteers this year. Simply click on a month listed below and choose the day(s) you would like to volunteer. Thank you!

Classroom Helpers
Contact your child's homeroom teacher to find out what opportunities are available this year!
Library Helpers

Our library is a great place to volunteer! Volunteer hours are very flexible and there are many times available throughout the day, Tuesday through Thursday.  Volunteers are needed for shelving books, special projects, shelf reading, guest reading during library time (K through 5th grade), assisting with classes (K-1) and assisting with Book Fair (January and May). Contact Michelle Smithson at if you are interested.


Field Trip Chaperones
Sign up directly with your child's teacher in the weeks before the field trip.
Flower/Wreath Sales
Our PTO raises money through Fall and Spring flower sales. Volunteers help distribute orders to families on designated pickup days. Contact Jennifer Wheatley.
Grandparents' Day
Contact Amy Burton at
Another great way to get involved and volunteer at St. Joseph is through one of our parent organizations: SJCS Moms' Club, Dads' Club, or Sunshine Committee. Please click the group titles to learn more about these wonderful organizations.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Melissa Salazar