All adult volunteers at Presentation of Mary who have contact with youth and/or vulnerable adults, as well as all employees, are subject to the following Essential 3 requirements:
Requirement #1 – Background Check
All employees and adult volunteers must complete a background check. The background check is run by an archdiocesan approved agency and provides a criminal history. This is an important step to screen out individuals who might present a danger to children and youth.
Requirement #2 – VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Training Session
All school and church volunteers who work with children and youth are required to complete an online VIRTUS training session. VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote “rightdoing” within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.
To register for a VIRTUS online session, contact Kay Mottaz, Parish Safety Environment Coordinator, at 651-842-6022 or at [email protected].
Requirement #3 – Code of Conduct
All employees and adult volunteers must acknowledge that they understand and agree to the principles and standards outlined in the code of conduct appropriate to his or her ministry.