Volunteer Forms and VIRTUS
As you may or may not know, all volunteers working with children are required to complete a background check form, participate in a VIRTUS training session and sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct. VIRTUS training is a three hour awareness session which better equips adults to protect children in the world around them. It is required of all clergy, deacons, school and parish employees as well as all volunteers who are in regular or unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18. This awareness session makes trainees understand the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse.
The Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY) requires that all adults working with children and youth fulfill the Essential 3 requirements (for new volunteers) or the Enhanced Essential 3 (for those who completed Essential 3 prior to July 1, 2014).
Volunteers working with children/youth include: classroom aides, chaperones/volunteers for
field trips and classroom activities, coaches, faith formation catechists, VBS and Summer Stretch leaders/chaperones, Children’s Liturgy of the Word leaders, and more!
All NEW volunteers working with children are required to complete the following:
- VIRTUS Safe Environment Training (live session) AND Mandatory Reporting Training (online). NOTE: Attend any live session training that is convenient, but be sure to indicate St. Pascal Baylon as a location at which you volunteer.
- Background Check
- View Code of Conduct Training and sign Code of Conduct 2016 (online).
All of the above information can be completed and submitted online at www.virtusonline.org
All CURRENT volunteers who were originally checked or trained prior to July 1, 2014 are required to update their safe environment compliance. This can be done online at www.virtusonline.org
If you have forgotten your USER ID for your VIRTUS account, call or email Kim Roering in the parish office.
If you have participated in a VIRTUS session in the past, you do not need to attend again. If you need to verify that you have attended a session, contact Kim Roering in the parish office at 651-774-1585, ext. 128 or by email