Safe Environment Training at St. John

Thursday, October 11, 6:30-9pm, Egan Hall

Safe Environment Training is mandated by the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Any adult volunteering on campus or in the classroom, as coaches or chaperones, drives for field trips, volunteers at the shelter, participates in the ministries of the church such as ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, sacristans, CLOW, or any other situation working with children or vulnerable adults must take Safe Environment Training.  The program consists of an in-person workshop/presentation followed by follow up refreshers online.  In addition, one must:

  • Successfully undergo a criminal background check every three years;
  • Complete the Protecting God’s Children course within 90 days of beginning service;
  • Read and sign the Archdiocesan policies of conduct.

You may complete these requirements by accessing the Virtus database.

If you have already taken the initial training, you will only need to update every three years – you will receive an email reminder.  Sign in at the volunteer computer in the lower east hallway to find out if you are up to date, or contact Sheila Marty in the parish office.