Thank you for your interest in volunteering! St. Simon Parish would not be the same without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers help at Masses, fundraisers, funeral receptions, visiting those in need, behind the scenes and our many social events. It’s a great way to meet other parishioners and staff while helping serve your community. There are many ways to volunteer, whether you would like to “just help” or to chair an event. We’re sure we have something that will fit your availability and interests. Volunteer shifts are posted on our online web based volunteer portal called, Engage!, our web-based portal. You can login with your email and click on the various events to see what needs there are for volunteering. Sign up to volunteer HERE

Things to do before volunteering at Saint Simon Parish – Safe Environment Training

For the safety of children and vulnerable adults, all volunteers are required to be fingerprinted prior to work on campus. As required by the Diocese of San Jose, each adult volunteer at St. Simon must also have Virtus online training every 3 years, and sign the Volunteer Waiver Form. 

Teen Training

Children between the ages of 14-17 are required to take a Virtus training for teens that expires after 2 years. For instructions click here

Questions? Please contact our team sep@stsimon.org if you have any questions.

Forms and instructions for all are below. 

Fingerprinting instructions

https://www.stsimon.church/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Fingerprinting.pdf _blank

Vitrus instructions

https://www.stsimon.church/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Virtus.pdf _blank

Virtus for teens

https://www.stsimon.church/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/TEENS.pdf _blank

Volunteer Waiver Form

https://stsimon.church/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Volunteer-Activity-Waiver-rev.19-06-2021-FILLABLE.pdf _blank

The Office for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults (OPCVA)

The Office for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults (OPCVA) is committed to fostering healthy relationship by means of educating, training, and screening all adults who have regular access to children, youth and vulnerable adults within the Diocese of San Jose for the purpose of preventing harm.

How Do I ENGAGE!

Many of the volunteer opportunities are offered from our St. Simon developed App, ENGAGE. This is the platform that we use to manage volunteer needs throughout the Parish and the functions appear in two categories, Parish and School. A major way for parishioners and school families to become and active and vital part in the life of our St. Simon Parish Community is through ENGAGE!

Below is a quick tutorial for how to volunteer through ENGAGE. For questions please contact Marilyn Willey at mwilley@stsimon.org or Donna Mohammadi at dmohammadi@stsimon.org. If you are an event coordinator, please contact Marilyn for School events and Doanna for Parish events to set up the ENGAGE calendar for you.

Volunteers

  • Users sign up for events filtered by those only applicable to them, at the community, school or student level. They can set their filters, top bar.
  • Hover over the tile to see the description of the event.
  • Notice if FULL under the tile, or how many more are needed.
  • Click on the tile to show who has signed up
  • Click on the tile to click the email link to the event’s coordinator to ask a question.
  •  A user’s profile shows family members. Signup anyone on your profile for a slot (unless this slot is not for students or requires adult clearance).
  • Your personal dashboard shows your family members’ hours; handy for a parent to see their student’s service hours requirement status.
  • You will receive a 48-hour reminder email. If you cancel 48 hours prior, you will get a message to let you know the event coordinator will be alerted.