The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to providing quality, healthy ministry for all persons, particularly for our children and youth.
All volunteers are required to complete VIRTUS screening and training.
IHM encourages volunteer participation at the school and is blessed to have excellent and dedicated volunteers from all school community groups. IHM recognizes and values the contributions of our many volunteers and understands the potential for assistance and enrichment of our programs. Each homeroom will have a homeroom parent(s) who will assist in the coordination of classroom parties and communication.
Only volunteers who have complied fully with Archdiocesan regulations concerning the Protection of Children and Youth will be permitted to enter the building to participate in activities, assist, or chaperone field trips. All volunteers at IHM must:
- Complete the Archdiocesan VIRTUS training course, which may be accessed on-line;
- Have an Archdiocesan application for volunteer service approved and on file at the school; and
- Have an acknowledgement of receipt and review of the Archdiocesan Statement of Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth on file at the school.
Substitutes and volunteers who regularly work as assistants in the classrooms must also have fingerprinting completed and on file in the school office. The office personnel have information on how to complete the fingerprinting process.
All persons entering the school should enter through the main lobby doors near the school office. All volunteers and visitors must first sign in, wear an identification badge during their visit, and sign out before departure.
Parents are able to volunteer in various capacities such as lunch duty assistants, class parents, chaperones for school dances and field trips.
The role of the Class Parent is to work with the homeroom teacher to coordinate holiday parties and activities throughout the year. In addition, Class Parents are vital in assisting the HSA with our fundraisers, including the Fall Festival and Casino Night. These responsibilities will include working with the other Class Parents in the grade to come up with class baskets or other donations. If interested, please sign up at the Meet and Greet day or contact your homeroom teacher. A Class Parent is a rewarding and fun-filled commitment!