Within the needs of St. Bernards School, we have many opportunities for contributing in large and small ways. Many of the needs are not complicated, do not require specialized talents and training nor do they require a donation of monetary means. They simply take some time. If you are a parent or family member of a St.Bernard's student the time you spend doing any volunteering in any capacity will be credited to your required volunteering hours. If you are not a parent or family member and simply want to support St. Bernard's School with a generous gift of your time, we have many hours of need for you to help!

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St. Bernard’s Float Pennington County Fair Parade (July) Lincoln Homecoming Parade (Fall)
Work together as a committee to set a theme, arrange for a trailer, decorate the float, and network to find students that will be in the parade.  
Back-To-School Treats 
Help distribute the Back-To-School Treats (apples and pencils) for each student (Preschool through 5th). (Will take about 30-45 minutes, depending on how many are helping).

Scholastic Book Fair 
Set Up: Help with the setup of the Scholastic Book Fair. 
Dismantling: Help “take down” the Scholastic Book Fair. 
Workers: Help with sales or student shopping (For Kindergarten through 5th grade) at the Scholastic Book Fair (two to three hour shifts during the school day).

Advent Decorating 
Help with the Advent decorating of St. Bernard’s classroom doors (materials provided), hang Advent wreaths on doors — sometime during the week just before Thanksgiving. 

Clean up after the Christmas Program 
Help take down, and organizing props, bleachers, and misc items used for the program. 

St. Nick 
Help St. Nick with distributing treats in early December.

Staff Birthday Treats 
Bake treats for staff to share on individual birthdays.

Make Homemade Pies or Bars for the Sweet Shoppe 
Able to make homemade piesor bars for the Sweet Shoppe (mostly during Fish Fries) - Volunteer Coordinator or a volunteer will call to arrange when you can provide homemade pies ). Homemade fruit pies, cream pies, and pecan pies sell well! Profits will be put in the Staff Salary Endowment Fund.

Reading Auction — Grades 3-5 
Help with the Reading Auction in May (purchase items for Reading Auction in May).

Spring Fling — Grades K-5 
Help with the games, the music, the snacks, etc. 
Prekindergarten / Kindergarten Graduation Reception 
Help with the reception for the Kindergarten and Prekindergarten graduation reception (fill cookie trays , serve juice and coffee, clean up afterwards).

5th Grade Graduation 
4th Grade Parents: Help set up for the 5th grade graduation reception and help with the clean up after.
Safe Environment Certification is necessary for every adult (age 18 or over) clergy, visiting clergy, employee, independent contractor, and volunteer who has the potential for unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults at any St. Bernard’s Catholic School. 

Certification includes: 
• A criminal background check 
• Training related to recognizing and reporting child abuse 
• Agreement to abide by the Safe Environment Policy and 
Code of Conduct of the Diocese of Crookston
Safe Environment Training
http://www.crookston.org/safe_environment/
Pancake Breakfast
Help with cooking, organizing, cleaning, serving and many other duties that need to be arranged for when hosting Parish Wide Pancake Breakfasts. 

Talent Show 
Help with the Talent Show (February) - decorate for the show, gets programs ready, ensure that there is an emcee, clean up after, etc.

Ice Skating for Phy. Ed. Grades 1-5 
Help tie skate laces during skating for Phy. Ed. at the Old Arena (in February or March during any portion of the grade 1-5 phy. ed. schedule).

Blarney Bowling — Grades K-5 
Help with Blarney Bowling for grades K-5 (helping lacing shoes, lane set up, etc).

Sedar Meal — Grades K-5 
Help with the Sedar Meal (grades K-5). Help set up about 9:30, serve the meal, and help with clean-up.

​Teacher Prep Work (for Preschool through 5th Grade Teachers) 
Help with teacher prep work (duplicating, getting artwork ready, etc.) one day a week (Wednesday or Thursday) in the staff workroom (Some can be done from home).

School Program Volunteers 
Teachers will ask for help as needed. Help with field trips, art projects, parties, etc. when the teacher calls you for assistance.

Trim Campbell’s UPC’s, Our Family UPC’s, Boxtops for Education, coke rewards 
Trim Campbell’s soup UPC’s, Boxtops for Education, Our Family UPC’s at your home or enter My Coke Rewards on your home computer (online).

Help in the Kitchen for Meals 
Help in the Kitchen, preparing breakfast and lunch if one of the cooks is unable to be here (from 9:00 to 1:00).

Help in the School Office 
Help in the office answering phones and attending to student needs if Andrea can’t be in the office during the school day.

Track and Field day
Help with Track and Field Day (Grades 1-5). All equipment will be provided; you’d need to “run” or help "run" the event and be able to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each class.

Picture day
Assist in helping picture day run smoothly.

Prekindergarten / Kindergarten Graduation Reception 
Help with the reception for the Kindergarten and Prekindergarten graduation reception (fill cookie trays , serve juice and coffee, clean up afterwards).
Every year families of each St. Bernards student are required to serve a set number of volunteer hours. There are many opportunities for parents to meet their required volunteer hours. 

Please visit our
Volunteer Spot Page
to help you find 
opportunities to 
volunteer or record 
your hours.
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