Archdiocesan Volunteer Requirements
NEW & VETERAN Volunteers
All volunteers who may have regular or unsupervised contact* with minors and/or vulnerable adults must complete the “Essential Three” requirements, which must be renewed every three years.
- 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, establishes standards of ministerial behavior and appropriate boundaries for volunteers who have regular or unsupervised contact with minors.
Click HERE to read a letter from Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda
New VIRTUS users: click HERE to view a copy of the Adult Volunteer Packet, complete with registration instructions.
To complete the "Essential Three" and become an approved volunteer, first visit www.virtus.org and click on Registration, then 'Begin the Registration Process' (select “St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN Archdiocese”). After completing the Essential Three online, fill-out and turn-in two required forms to the school or parish office: (1) Volunteer Application and (2) 123B Informed Consent. (Click here for Instructions on filling out the 123B Background Check.)
For veteran parents, there is a need to be re-credentialed every three years so it can't be assumed that if you have been on the approved list in the past, that you are still on it. It is recommended that you check with the office each year to double check that you are still an approved volunteer.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following staff members:
*Parish Office: Annie Hoffman (651-415-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
*School Office: Anne Ragatz (651-415-3345 or email@example.com)
Thank you for sharing the gift of service with our school community!
*This includes field trips, class parties, mystery reader, etc.