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How to Become a Volunteer

 Welcome Volunteers!

 

Have you been thinking about becoming more involved in any of the many parish ministries, groups, or organizations but still have some questions or need help making connections? Check out the Volunteer Opportunities section under the Get Involved tab to learn more. If you would like to share your God-given gifts, but you are not quite sure how you can help, call the parish office.
 

Archdiocesan Volunteer Requirements to Provide a Safe Environment

All volunteers who have regular or unsupervised contact with minors and/or vulnerable adults must complete the “Essential 3” requirements:

  • VIRTUS Safe Environment training is a three hour awareness session which better equips adults to protect children in the world around them. VIRTUS sessions are ongoing and are scheduled at parishes throughout the Archdiocese.
  • Background Check – In order to protect those whom we serve, volunteers, including, but not limited to, those who have regular or unsupervised contact with minors, must undergo a criminal background check.
  • Code of Conduct – Archdiocesan Code of Conduct for volunteers, promulgated in 2007 and updated in 2015, establishes standards of ministerial behavior and appropriate boundaries for volunteers who have regular or unsupervised contact with minors.

 

Brand New Volunteer: To register to become an approved volunteer (request a background check, sign the Code of Conduct, register for a Virtus class), visit www.virtus.org and click on Registration, then 'Begin the Registration Process'. Here are instructions to assist you.

 

Virtus 2017 New User Guide

 

Current Volunteer: To update the Essential 3, visit www.virtus.org and log-in using the login and password created the first time you registered with virtus.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following staff members:

 

Parish Ministries

Interested in being a Catechist? Contact Karen Sisson in Faith Formation

Liturgical Ministries

 

Read a letter from Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda