A key to our commitment to promoting safe environments in our parishes, Catholic schools and communities is for all persons in positions of trust in regard to minors and vulnerable adults to fulfill the Essential 3 (E3) requirements. If you are a parishioner and plan to volunteer in any capacity (pastoral care, leadership, formation, drive in any capacity for the parish, etc.) you must complete the E3 as required by the Archdiocese.
You will also need to follow and complete all steps in the instructions prior to volunteering at the parish. We appreciate your time that you generously share with our parish and your participation in the Enhanced Essential 3 to make our parish a safer environment for all.
Thank you for helping to protect those most vulnerable among us!
Remember, if you suspect abuse, your first call should always be to law enforcement.
Step One: Complete Volunteer Application
Print and complete the volunteer application below.
Drop off, mail, or email your completed volunteer form to Rita Arndorfer firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Virtus/E3 Requirements
To ensure the successful completion of the requirements, follow the information below before creating your VIRTUS account. If you have an existing VIRTUS account, contact Jodie Wolla email@example.com for assistance so your account can be updated prior to login.
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 95 minutes
- Set aside sufficient time to complete all items without logging out. Incomplete accounts may result in lost data, requiring you to repeat your setup.
- Read and follow the directions on the website in the order presented.
Skipping items, fast-forwarding, or backing up may corrupt your account and require you to repeat your assignments.
- You will:
Complete each registration field as presented on the screen
Complete the Code of Conduct
Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required)
Complete Safe Environment Training (1 module, approximately 75 minutes)
VIRTUS website: www.virtusonline.org
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For more information on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements, visit https://safe-environment.archspm.org/essential-3/