Shield the Vulnerable is no longer being used. Virtus is the new company that the Archdiocese is using as of 11/1/17. This is the MANDATORY training that ALL volunteers 18 and older must complete.

If you are 14-17 and would like to volunteer, please call Jordan Tippett to set a time to complete the “Worthy of the Call” training for minors.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer at St. John

Along with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by healthy relationships. With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes use Virtus, a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers who work with minors, employees, and clergy. All adults who volunteer MUST complete this training.

Here are some steps to help you after you get onto the site.

The Training Requirements are as Follows:

For Volunteers (18yrs and older)

*It is our PARISH policy that all volunteers select “substantial contact” with children!

• Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service completed and reviewed (VIRTUS)
• Three (3) references provided, checked, and documented (hard copy – Archdiocese volunteer reference form)
• References for service and/or employment with any previous archdiocesan parish, school, or institution checked and documented (hard copy – Archdiocese volunteer reference form)
• Criminal History Screening completed and results received (VIRTUS)
• A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth read (VIRTUS)
• Code of Conduct for Church Personnel read (VIRTUS)
• Training regarding child abuse and the protection of children received (VIRTUS)

For Volunteers who are minors (14-17 yrs old)
• Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service completed and reviewed (hard copy –Application for Volunteer Service form)
• Three (3) references provided, checked, and documented (hard copy – Archdiocese volunteer reference form)
• References for service and/or employment with any previous archdiocesan parish, school, or institution checked and documented (hard copy – Archdiocese volunteer reference form)
• A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children & Youth read (Archdiocese website)
• Code of Conduct for Church Personnel read (Archdiocese website)
• Training regarding child abuse and the protection of children received (Worthy of the Call DVD)