Get Involved

The education that Notre Dame School of Milwaukee provides changes lives and communities. You can help us in our mission to provide a quality Catholic education that empowers at-risk children to break through socio-economic and cultural obstacles.

There are a variety of ways to make an investment, including a direct donation, investing in one of our key funding initiatives, in kind donations, planned giving, stock transfers, or employer matching gifts.

Interested in learning more, contact Sarah Carney at 414-316-5721 or scarney@notredamemke.com to tour our school.

Volunteer Opportunities

After School Enrichment Program—Middle School Mini Course Instructor

Time: Monday – Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm (Once a week, for a total of 17 weeks)
Classes range from sports, drama, music and art to robotics and career guidance. You could assist in an existing activity or create your own activity. Desired activities include: foreign language, yoga, self-defense, nutrition/cooking, crafts, etc.

Study Hall Monitor/Tutor

Time: Monday – Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm (ideal if you commit to one day a week for the 17-week semester)

Monitors are needed to oversee a silent study hall, make sure students stay on task, and help students with questions they may have on their homework.

Graduate Support Program—Middle School, serves high school and college students Specialized Tutor

Time: Monday and or Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (or according to your schedule)

Weekly tutors are needed throughout the year for students that need help in specific subject areas such as geometry, algebra, biology or physics.  You could supervise a smaller study group, be paired with a struggling student for one-on-one tutoring, or provide ACT prep instruction.

Graduate Mentoring

Time: Min. once or twice a month, according to your schedule: minimum one-year commitment.

A mentor is a friend, adviser, teacher, counselor, and/or resource person.  A mentor monitors academic progress, promotes greater involvement in school activities, encourages responsible behavior, fosters a positive self-image, involves parents, helps protégés develop post-high school plans and expands the awareness of career possibilities and the realities of the world of work and school. 

Mentors are needed to make contact with NDSM graduates monthly and be a positive influence in their lives.  Contact can be through email, text, phone or personal visits/attending events or dining together. The Graduate Support Program hosts several optional mentor events at NDSM to support your relationship and make the commitment convenient to uphold.

Tutor/Reading Help/Recess or Lunch Duty—Primary School

Volunteers are needed to help with 1-1 reading with primary school students or to assist at recess or lunch duty.  Tutors with educational experience are also needed to help with specialized math and reading help.

Library—Primary and Middle School

Assist students with book selection and check-out and keeping library in order.

Special Events

NDSM holds several events throughout the year to raise money and introduce new people to our school.  Our largest event, the Salsa Sampler is a sit-down dinner/auction event that is attended by approximately 400 people.  Volunteers are needed to help with event planning including developing the program, soliciting auction items, decorations committee and setup/strike on day of.

As volunteers, keeping our students safe is the most important job. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s program to safeguard children helps remind us of this very fact. With the help of this program, the faithful are guided and educated about the responsibility of how to keep God’s children protected and safe. To learn more about safeguarding and ways to build a safe environment, please view the Safe Environment Bulletin and the Safe Environment Program Instructions provided by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 

Join Our Team!

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee is always looking for mission-driven staff that are interested in making an impact on the children and community we serve. We accept resumes for academic staff on an ongoing basis. Please submit your completed application, resume and cover letter to info@notredamemke.org.

Current Positions
None at this time