• Archdiocesan Volunteer Requirements

    for All 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 75-minute online training module to better equip adults in protecting children in the world around them. New volunteers will be assigned this session, “Protecting God’s Children”, when they create a VIRTUS account. (This training replaces the ‘live’ VIRTUS session.)
    • 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 First-Time Registrant, then 'Begin the Registration Process' (select “St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN Archdiocese”).  

    If you are planning on COACHING at St. Odilia School . . .

    you'll also need to 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.)

    here 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.  

    please contact
     Annie Hoffman (651-415-3300 or hoffman@stodilia.org) in our Parish Office. 

    Thank you for sharing the gift of service with our school community!

    *This includes field trips, class parties, mystery readers, coaches, etc.