Parent participation at St. Philip School is a valuable resource. It ensures a strong support base and is essential to the success of the PTG and the school. Volunteering is a great way to take an active role in your child’s school experience and communicates the value you place on their education.  As a volunteer, you will gain a firsthand understanding of your child's activities while building positive relationships with teachers, administrators and other parents. Volunteer efforts directly benefit the school by increasing resources, funding, programs and events that continue to make us a success.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • St. Philip School requests that each family volunteer 20 hours of service each year.
  • The volunteer and fundraising cycle runs from March 1st though February of the following year.
  • A fee of $10 per hour of unfulfilled hours will be due by the end of the cycle

PTG Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities to choose from throughout the year. Most PTG sponsored events and fundraisers provide an opportunity to earn volunteer hours.  To learn more about a PTG event or fundraiser, please refer to the Special Events and Fundraising pages of the website.  Detailed descriptions, a list of volunteer opportunities, and the current chairperson contact information is provided.  For a comprehensive list of PTG committees and contacts for each committee, please see the PTG Chairperson List. 

PTG Board, Chair and Coaching Positions

Parents who volunteer to hold a PTG Board, PTG Chairperson, SPAA Board or SPAA Coaching position automatically earn 20 hours to fulfill their requirement.  Volunteers holding these positions will be approved by the principal and must be up-to-date on their clearances. 

Volunteer Clearances

Volunteers must have required clearances on file in the Parish Office.

Instructions for Obtaining Safe Environment Clearances:
SPS along with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and the State of Pennsylvania Law ACT 15 OF 2015, require ALL ADULTS who want to volunteer at the school in ANY capacity to complete Safe Environment clearances. Only those adults with CURRENT Safe Environment clearances will be permitted to volunteer for the school.

Please visit the Diocese School Volunteers Page on how to obtain your Safe Environment Clearances. 

To check on your clearance status, please contact the Parish Office at 412-922-6300

Any questions regarding PTG volunteering may be directed to Kerri Lozano.