Volunteer/Safe Environment Training at St. John is this 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 the training now, so you are 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 participate 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 preventing abuse. New church personnel must create a Virtus profile (http://www.virtus.org/virtus/index.cfm) under the “Registration” tab.
If you have already taken the initial training, you must only update every three years. Sign in at the volunteer computer in the school office to find out if you are up to date.