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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

We encourage all families to get involved when they can, and we appreciate your time and talents! There are many ways to help out throughout the year including but not limited to: Catholic Schools Week, School Fundraisers, Yearbook, Class Trip Chaperones, Individual Class Parties, and Playground Duty Volunteers. Thank you in advance for your time and support!

For any specific questions on these opportunities or others, please either contact your child's class coordinator or a member of the HSA Executive Board. 

Volunteer Requirements

If you are an adult interested in volunteering at the Saint James School in any capacity, including CYM Basketball, please review the following mandatory requirements carefully. The regulations have been put in place by the Diocese of Metuchen and the New Jersey Department of Education.

All volunteers must submit the following documents: 

Criminal History Check

Fingerprinting must be completed by the IdentoGo system. The cost is $24.20. Please contact Mrs. Deb Lewis at for the required form. Then you may visit the IdentoGo website and follow the instructions to schedule an appointment. Once fingerprinted, the criminal history approval letter from the State Police will be forwarded to the St. James School Background Coordinator by the Diocese of Metuchen for our files.  

  • Please provide the Saint James School Background Coordinator with your IdentoGo form with receipt attached after you have been fingerprinted by IdentoGo.
  • Every three years after being fingerprinted and cleared by New Jersey State Police, volunteers are required to have a name recheck done. The fee for the name recheck is $10 payable by cash or check made out to Saint James School.
  • Please contact the Saint James School Background Coordinator for the NJ State Police name recheck form.

Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) Training

There is no charge for this training. Visit the to register for a session at a site and time that is convenient for you. Once you have completed Virtus training you are required to submit a copy of your Virtus Certificate to the Saint James School Background Coordinator.

Diocese of Metuchen Volunteer Application

School volunteers are required to fill out and the Diocese of Metuchen Volunteer Application. Contact Deb Lewis, Administrative Assistant, to obtain a copy of this form.

Code of Pastoral Conduct

School volunteers are required to read, sign and submit the following: Code of Conduct Form