All volunteers and chaperones at Venerini Academy must complete a CORI form (available at the school office) which authorizes a criminal background check. At least one parent per family is asked to complete a CORI because at one time or another they are in school for some event. The Diocesan Offices requires that school volunteers submit a CORI every three years.
Venerini Academy, Inc. Volunteer Policy:
A volunteer is anyone who chooses to perform services for the Academy without compensation or expectation of compensation and who performs a task at the direction of and on behalf of the school. A volunteer must be officially accepted by the principal or parent group prior to performance of the task. The volunteer will only be accepted if they pass a “CORI” check, this is mandatory. Volunteers are not employees of the school and therefore, are not covered by the Fair Labor Standard Act.
The Academy accepts the service of volunteers with the understanding that such service is at the sole discretion of the school. Volunteers understand that the Academy may at any time, for whatever reason, decide to end the volunteer relationship. The volunteer may at any time, for whatever reason, decide to sever the volunteer’s relationship with the school.
Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all appropriate or privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as volunteers, whether this information involves staff, volunteers, students or other persons, or involves overall school business. Failure to maintain confidentiality could result in ending the volunteer’s relationship with the school.
As representatives of the school, the volunteers are responsible for presenting a good image. Volunteers shall dress appropriately for the conditions and performance of their duties. If issued a nametag, volunteers are required to wear it while they are working.
If a volunteer is providing services that are a direct benefit of the school and/or its students and that volunteer needs their son/daughter to be supervised, then they are able to use the school’s Extended Day Program. This Extended Day Program can be utilized, free of charge, just for the amount of time the volunteer is providing services to the school.