Volunteer Compliance Requirements

Volunteer Compliance Requirements

In order to volunteer in activities where adults may be alone with children, volunteers and employees need to be compliant with the Diocese's "Protecting God's Children" (Safe Environment) program requirements and complete both an online background check clearance and complete an in-person "Protecting God's Children for Adults" training session (also known as VIRTUS) through the diocese.

Our Human Resources office maintains a list of compliant individuals. If you are not on the list, you will not be able to volunteer or work in the school. To be compliant, all individuals must attend the training seminar and have their background check paperwork cleared before beginning employment or volunteer work.

Background Check & Training Session

As of July 2019, the Office of Child Protection will no longer accept paper forms for background checks. Volunteers must now submit their background check information electronically through The Office of Child Protection and Victim Assistance. NOTE: Please be sure to use your full legal name when creating your account. Once the online background check has been submitted and approved, the volunteer will receive an email from the diocese with the registration information for the in-person training. The training must be completed within 45 days of the online processing being approved.

For assistance with or questions regarding the application process, please contact Mrs. Tina Becker at