Volunteering at Northside Catholic Academy

At Northside Catholic Academy, we strive to create a community that is welcoming, respectful, nurturing, and compassionate. At the heart of this is our focus on the important role service plays at NCA. The spirit of volunteerism is an essential part of our success and what makes NCA such a wonderful place. Our parents and volunteers generously give their time and talent for the benefit of our students and school community. Volunteers helps enhance the school experience for our students during library time, field trips, extra-curricular activities, sporting events, as well as a variety of parish events and activities.
All registered NCA families are required to complete 20 service hours each year. There are a number of volunteer opportunities for our NCA parents and families to participate in throughout the school year. Parents should check our parent portal SchoolSpeak on a regular basis to sign up. All service hours should also be recorded on SchoolSpeak.

Thanks for your interest and willingness to serve the children of NCA! We look forward to working with you.

Volunteer Requirements

The Archdiocese of Chicago requires all volunteers who are in contact with children to complete the following steps. Please refer to the Compliance Guidelines and Training Chart below to complete all required items for volunteering. 
 All volunteers are required to attend Virtus Training, then submit the certificate of completion to the office. Please follow the directions below to complete your registration.
Within the registration you will be required to complete and submit a CANTS form (this form needs to be updated yearly), review and respond to the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel and Archdiocese of Chicago Declarations. Lastly, you will be asked to complete a background check.
Once all forms have been submitted to your campus secretary and the background screen is completed, you can begin volunteering with children. Please contact Mrs. Cannon or Mrs. Reyes with any questions.