Gonzaga Prep has always valued the time, talent, and treasure so generously shared by families. The volunteer program has evolved through the years into a vital expression of service that builds community in support of the school.
Participation in the volunteer program has a two-fold purpose:
Your presence demonstrates care for your students by engagement and involvement in helping to nurture the Prep community. You model our mission by living in service to others.
Volunteering helps to offset the costs of services and goods that would otherwise come out of our budget. Tens of thousands of dollars are saved every year with the thousands of hours our volunteers donate to Gonzaga Prep.
All families with students enrolled are encouraged to volunteer 20 hours* each academic year.
*PLEASE NOTE: We normally ask each family to complete 20 hours of service for Prep. However, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we currently have lifted the requirement. If we are able to have activities and events in the spring, we will graciously welcome those who will be able to assist us.
Our program offers a variety of choices to fulfill your volunteer commitment. Familiarize yourself with our guidelines
We've changed our program to simplify signups and tracking your hours. Please read about these changes and how to get started in the new system. It's easy, we promise!
ALL ABOUT HOURS
Learn the ins and outs of earning volunteer hours and how to check your family's total hours for the year.
There's a way to volunteer for just about any way you roll, whether it's event setup/cleanup, selling concessions, gift card donations, bulk mailings and more. We're grateful for whatever ways you get involved, and encourage you to choose an area that may be outside your comfort zone. You'll meet new people, and become more involved in the Prep community and set a terrific example for your student.
Ways to serve
How to check hours
PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer hours are typically entered into Skyward within 1-2 weeks except around major Advancement Department events. Please check back for your totals periodically.
To check your cumulative volunteer hours, log into Skyward, go to your student's dashboard page and choose the Student Info tab. Look for "Community Service" below the graduation year for total hours. Click here to see a screen shot. Hours listed are your family's total, counted from July through June each year.
Need help? Check our frequently asked questions or contact us.
Do I have to create a SignupGenius account?
No! The signup for each event will ask for the necessary contact information. Your information used solely for volunteer communication.
How are my hours for an event earned?
There are a number of ways including events, food donations, gift cards and more.
Look for volunteer opportunities in our list that will update as we approach new events and activities that need volunteer help. If you have other hours not listed on SignUpGenius that you think should be counted, contact us!
Read about what counts for what here.
How do I submit my volunteer hours?
NEW THIS YEAR: Submit your volunteer hours for all events and retreat food donations via THIS FORM. For gift cards, please note the amount and type.
Where do I check my family's earned hours?
Log into your Skyward account, click on "student info" and find the "community service" line.
How long does it take for volunteer hours to post?
Because hours don't feed into Skyward automatically, we will be updating them every 1-2 weeks. Don't be alarmed if your hours don't show up immediately after an event or donation, we'll get them in.
I still have questions. Who can I contact?
We want your volunteer experience to be fulfilling. If you have a question or feedback, please contact us at email@example.com.