St. Thomas the Apostle School values and relies on parent volunteers in order to thrive as a Catholic school community. The time and talents that parents share help build and strengthen our school family, and reinforce the importance of an active school life in all our students.

Our parent organization The Home & School Association plans many activities throughout the school year. To find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you, please go to our Parent Volunteer Guide and discover the camaraderie and gratification that comes from volunteering at St. Thomas the Apostle!

In order to ensure the safety of our students, participation in a Virtus Training Workshop and a background check are required for all employees and volunteers. A review of the Safe Environment Handbook is also required for all returning families. Please click here to complete the acknowledgement form and submit it to the school office after reviewing the Handbook.

Virtus Training

The Virtus Training Workshops are available throughout the year and are coordinated by various parishes in the Archdiocese. Please click here for a full list of workshops available and to register online.  Following the completion of the Virtus Training Workshop, volunteers receive a certificate of completion which must be submitted to the school office.

Virtus Registration Form for training sessions at St. Thomas the Apostle parish (all other locations require online registration.)

Background Checks

Background checks are processed through the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Hartford. Parents and other family members interested in volunteering at the school should complete a form and submit it to the school office. A processing fee of $20 is charged to each new parent through the tuition bill.