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Volunteer Opportunities

Stewardship is an expression of discipleship. As we are called to follow Jesus and imitate his way of life, we are eager to cultivate our gifts out of love for God and one another.


Your generous gifts of time, talent and love help us build a better school community. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School has many opportunities for adults to participate in ways that allow you to make an impact on the educational and spiritual growth of our students. There is a lot to be done, and we will match jobs to your interest and abilities. And yet, we will honor your time constraints. We want your volunteer experience at St. Anthony’s to be meaningful and full of joy.

Call Michelle Johnson at 864-271-0167 or email to discover how your skills and expertise match our needs.

Safe Haven

The Diocese of Charleston requires a mandatory educational programming (“Safe Environment Training”) and resources to create and maintain safe environments, along with training on methods of preventing, recognizing, responding to, and the reporting of sexual misconduct or abuse of minors or vulnerable adults.

The Safe Environment program includes but is not limited to the following components:

  • Prevention education for adults and minors

  • Review of the Policy Code of Conduct and Ministerial Standards

  • Increasing awareness of and ensuring and enforcing compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

  • Creating awareness of and compliance with the Code of Conduct at all levels of the diocese

  • Maintenance at the local level of necessary documentation verifying that all church personnel serving in a parish, school, or other diocesan agency have participated in safe environment training, have been background screened for suitability and are currently approved to have regular access to children and/or vulnerable adults

  • Education on how to report allegations

  • The laws and policies regarding the reporting of the abuse of minors

Who is mandated to complete Prevention Education (Safe Haven) Training?

  • All Clergy

  • All Temporarily-assigned and visiting international priests

  • All Seminarians

  • All Religious

  • All Employees

  • All Teachers

  • All Volunteers (with access to minors and/or vulnerable adults)

Prevention Education (Safe Haven) training is mandatory and a Certificate of Completion must be presented to and kept on file at an individual’s place of work or volunteering.

Background Screening

The Office of Child and Youth Protection oversees the implementation, management, and processing of all forms necessary to conduct the appropriate background screening investigations.

Background screening will consist of:

  • A criminal history record check, national or international as indicated

  • A check with the United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry

  • Social Security Number verification

  • Driver’s history check if part of job responsibility includes driving on behalf of the parish or school and/or involves transporting minors or vulnerable adults not related to the driver for parish or school functions

  • Credit Check for all those responsible for handling money or making financial decisions – this includes ushers, counters, members of parish finance councils, and those who collect or manage money on behalf of schools and school athletic organizations/functions

Background Screenings are completed every 5 years.


Volunteer Application

Safe Haven Training for Adults

Background Screening Packet

Code of Conduct Form (Signature page II-1)

Once completed, all forms should be returned to the St. Anthony of Padua School Office, ATTN: Principal.  Please include a copy of your Safe Haven training certificate with this packet.

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