Volunteer/Safe Environment Training at St. John, Sunday, February 26, from 6pm-8:30pm in Egan Hall (Child Care Available)
You need this training if you would like to volunteer on campus or in the classroom, coach, chaperone or drive for field trips, participate in the ministries of the church such as Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans, CLOW, etc. any time this year.
Please take care of the training now so you can be ready to volunteer when the opportunity arises.
The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all Church Personnel (defined as all clergy, all employees, and all volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults) to take part in our Safe Environment Program in three ways. They must:
- Successfully undergo a criminal background check every three years
- Complete the Protecting God’s Children course within 30 days of beginning service
- Read and sign the Archdiocesan policies of conduct
You may complete these requirements by accessing the Virtus database, our Catholic Risk Retention Group focused on the prevention of abuse. New church personnel will need to create a Virtus profile (http://www.virtus.org/virtus/index.cfm) under the “Registration” tab.
If you have already taken the initial training, you will only need to update every three years. Sign in at the volunteer computer in the school office to find out if you are up to date.