Crusader Parent Involvement Program
Our Philosophy- Tampa Catholic High School believes that the education of our students is a partnership with our families. We encourage parent participation through our Crusader Parent Involvement Program. The program is an opportunity for each family to help us accomplish our common goals in providing a traditional Catholic education and a healthy, safe and attractive atmosphere in which to learn.
Program Guidelines–Tampa Catholic families are required to perform ten (10) volunteer hours at the school each school year. The requirement is for the family and not based on the number of students you have attending. Volunteer hours must be completed, or scheduled in the case of volunteer opportunities that occur after the deadline, prior to the deadline listed in pg. 34-35 of the Parent/Student Handbook. You will be charged for unfulfilled hours at $20 per hour. If you are not able to or choose not to perform the hours, you can make a payment of $200 in the beginning of the school year in fulfillment of your requirement.
It is each family’s responsibility to send in your hours.
Coaches and teachers will not report your volunteer hours.
Volunteer Hours- Volunteer hours count towards the family’s requirement if the activity directly benefits Tampa Catholic High School. Opportunities to fulfill volunteer hours are communicated through the e-TC weekly parent e-newsletter with the link to the volunteer opportunity page in x2VOL.
Qualified Volunteer Activities for Parents: Listed below are examples of qualified volunteer hour activities.
- Any school-sponsored parent meeting, i.e. Parent Meet and Greet, Junior (Freshman, Sophomore, Senior) Parent Meeting.
- Assisting club moderator or athletic team coaches.
- Chaperoning for events, dances or field trips.
- Providing food for athletic team or school club meals. Receipt for purchases should be submitted via x2VOL.
Community service to other non-profit organizations, while charitable, does not count toward the parent volunteer requirement. The purchase of tickets to any Tampa Catholic event, items sold by student classes, clubs or teams, or advertising in student literary or athletic publications or banners do not qualify as volunteer hours. Nor does the donation of auction items for any Tampa Catholic fundraising event. However, time spent soliciting, preparing, delivering items for a fundraising event does qualify.
Donation of items and/or professional services that are of general benefit to the school and are part of our normal budget can be submitted for volunteer hour credit. Please contact the Advancement Office to qualify your in-kind donation in advance.
If there is any question about whether an activity qualifies, please contact Advancement at 813-870-0860 extension 230 or email Courtney Frisch before performing the volunteer hours.
Volunteers who work directly with students are required to attend a Safe Environment workshop and pass a Level II background screening. With the principal’s approval Tampa Catholic High School will reimburse Level II background screening costs for full-time volunteers and required overnight chaperones.
Reporting Parent Volunteer Hours
It is the parents’ or guardians’ responsibility to volunteer for the activities of their choice. Parents and guardians are encouraged to become involved in the Tampa Catholic community according to their interests and talents. Together, we will continue to provide our students with a well-balanced and strong Catholic education.
We are excited to announce that the Crusader Parent Involvement Program at Tampa Catholic will now be using x2VOL as the volunteer information platform. In x2VOL, you will have the ability to sign up for volunteer opportunities at Tampa Catholic and log your volunteer hours all in the same place!
Report hours only after you complete all ten (10) of the requirement.
To begin your registration at x2VOL, please head to https://www.x2vol.com/Registration/1511380 to create your Parent Volunteer account.
For instructions for creating a login please see the video on this page. More how-to-videos about x2VOL are available on the Volunteer Opportunities page.
IMPORTANT: Please notice that the instructions and videos ask for student information, however, you will be providing your information, not theirs.