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 attend a 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 pre-register for a VIRTUS session on-line, follow these steps: go to virtus.org. Click on the “First-Time Registrant” link in the left hand column; click “Begin the Registration Process”; select Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese from the drop down box; create your own User ID and Password. Follow the screen prompts to continue the on-line registration. It will prompt you to choose a location or contact Kay Mottaz, Parish Life Coordinator, at 651-842-6022 with any questions.
Please note: Volunteers need to attend only one VIRTUS training session, but must be present for the entire session. No one will be admitted after the session has begun, and no children are permitted to be present.
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.