JPII’s parents/guardians are, and always will be, vital members of our JPII community.

The Advancement office works to connect our parents/guardians – as well as our alumni, friends, and community partners – more closely with the school by developing strong, mission-focused relationships. We do this primarily through sharing and promoting JPII’s story, building community through events and programs, and leading the school’s fundraising initiatives.

Questions about JPII and the Advancement effort? Please reach out!

Phil VanDenBrink, P ’23, ‘24

Jenn Canzano, P ’16, ‘18
Director of Advancement/Admissions

Laureen Fish, P ’30, ‘31
Digital Media Director and Advancement Associate

Ryan Bradley ‘17
Advancement/Admissions Associate

Ways to Get Involved


There are many opportunities to volunteer. We welcome parents, guardians, grandparents, and friends of JPII to participate in the volunteer activity that fits their schedule.


Participation is vital to St. John Paul II School’s life and our students’ success. Mass, Games, Performances, Parent Socials, etc.

St. John Paul II School and the Diocese of Fall River are committed to the protection of all of our students.  Anyone that is interested in volunteering at St. John Paul II School must complete a CORI (background check), review and sign the Code of Conduct, and complete online Safe Environment Training before volunteering at JPII.

Please be sure to read the following thoroughly. Please ONLY submit a completed packet, including the following documents, to the Main Office once you have gathered ALL required documents.

Completed Volunteer Packet MUST include ALL of the following:

  1. Completed CORI Form with a copy of government-issued photo identification
  2. Signed Code of Conduct for Diocesan Lay Employees and Volunteers
  3. Safe Environment Training Certificate

Download the CORI Acknowledgement Form
Download the Code of Conduct Form
Download Instructions to complete the online Safe Environment Training

Other Volunteer/Advancement Opportunities

JPII Parent Partnership Council

The JPII Parent Partnership Council is a new committee designed for parents, guardians, and grandparents who want to become more involved in supporting their school. This council aims to build a sense of community among JPII families while specifically focusing on supporting athletics, the arts, and extracurricular programs. By participating in the JPII Parent Partnership Council, parents and guardians have the opportunity to meet others who share their passion for supporting JPII. This partnership will work closely with school leadership to bring ideas to life and make a meaningful impact on the school community.

Communications Assistant

Assist our Advancement Office with website editing, social media writing and JPII Magazine writing and editing using Google Suite products.

Event Preparation

JPII hosts several events during the year. Volunteers are needed to help prepare, set-up and work selected events. Great opportunity for those looking to help in the evenings or weekends.

  • Fall Fest ’23 October 21, 2023
  • NCEA Catholic Schools National Days of Giving November 14-15, 2023
  • Open House November 16, 2023
  • JPII Community Event March 1, 2024
  • Blue & Gold Gala May 4, 2024

School Store

JPII spirit wear and gently used uniforms are available for purchase at the school store located in the high school building. Volunteers are needed after school and during special events.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Duties include event day set up, the night before, and event day clean up. This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023.

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Support JPII teachers by volunteering 1- 2 hrs help organize, set up, or donate items. Teacher appreciation breakfast takes place during Catholic Schools Week. 


Photograph events, athletics, and scheduled photo shoot to highlight the student experience at JPII.

Other Opportunities As Needed

Special projects.