SAFE ENVIRONMENT COORDINATOR: Kim Roering, [email protected], 651-774-1585, ext. 128
All volunteers working with children and youth are required to be Essential 3 Compliant: 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, 2016).
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!
There are different criteria for volunteers working with vulnerable adults, and for minor volunteers. Click on links below for more information.
E3 Criteria: Adult Volunteers (18+ years old)
E3 Criteria: Pastoral Ministry Volunteers (18+ years old)
123B—for volunteers in school. A completed and signed hard copy must be submitted to Kim Roering for processing.
MINORS (age 13-18)
E3 Minor Volunteers (under 18 years old)
CURRENT VOLUNTEERS (already E3 compliant)
All CURRENT volunteers who were originally checked or trained prior to July 1, 2016 are required to update their safe environment compliance following the guidelines in the E3 Re-credentialing guide.
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