Protecting God’s Children


The Diocese of Arlington is committed to keeping each child safe from harm.  Before volunteering at a Diocesan school, parents are required to attend a seminar, fill out the mandated paperwork, and allow a background check.

Please find information regarding the Protecting God’s Children seminars here.

Please find the paperwork required to be returned to the Diocesan Office here.

Please note: Any parent/volunteer not in compliance with the requirements of the Diocese of Arlington will not be admitted to volunteer for any school event, including field trips.

Saint Thomas More Cathedral School values its families and sense of community. To help keep our school beautiful, explore through field trips, and provide our students with the many activities offered, we ask each family to volunteer.

As per our Student/Parent Handbook, all families are asked to complete 20 hours of service.  This may be completed in several ways:

  • Volunteering at a school event, field trip, etc.
  • Donating supplies to support one of the many school events.  In the event of donations, each $15 spent is awarded 1 volunteer hour.

STM thrives when families take part in our everyday functions.  Thank you for supporting us!