The greatest good is what we do for one another.   ~Mother Teresa

 

Volunteers are at the heart of our school community. We encourage all families to help where they can. The Diocese of Allentown and the State of Pennsylvania have specific requirements that must be completed before you may volunteer.

 

Please use the following checklist to make sure you have completed all the necessary requirements.

⬜  Background Check Authorization Form: Complete the Diocese of Allentown Background Check Authorization Form.


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FBI Fingerprinting from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (Fingerprints from the Department of Human Services are not accepted):
Go to the IndentoGO website and volunteers use service code 1KG6Y3. You will need a copy of your receipt and the response from the state.


⬜  
Criminal History Record Check:
Follow the steps for a New Record Check (Volunteers Only) on the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History website. https://epatch.state.pa.us


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Child Abuse Clearance:
Create an individual account on the Child Welfare Portal. Apply as a volunteer.  www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home


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Protecting God’s Children Session:
The Protecting God's Children program is a virtual training that includes videos and question and answer segments. All clergy, employees, or volunteers who interact with children are required to attend. Currently Protecting God's Children is once and done. Please visit the Virtus website to register. Click here for complete instructions.


⬜  
Mandated Reporter Training:
Go to the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center website to complete the training (approximately a 3 hour online course) at www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu. 

Click here for complete instructions.


⬜  Code of Conduct: Please read the Diocesan Code of Conduct for Clergy, Lay Employees and Lay Volunteers. Download, print and sign the Acknowledgement Form. Full Code of Conduct link.
Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Form link.


⬜  
Sexual Abuse Policy:
Please read the Sexual Abuse Policy. Download, print and sign the Acknowledgement Form. Full Sexual Abuse Policy link.
Sexual Abuse Policy Acknowledgment Form link.

 

⬜ Child Protective Services Law: Please read the Child Protective Services Law. Download, print and sign the Child Protective Services Law Policy Acknowledgement Form. Child Protective Services Law Policy.
Child Protective Services Law Policy Acknowledgement Form link.


Once you have compiled all of the paperwork for all of the items on the checklist, put them in an envelope marked
Safe Environment Coordinator - Attention Monica Henrich. Envelopes can be dropped off at the school or parish offices.

Please MAKE A COPY OF EACH ITEM to keep for your records before sending the information to the office.

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact Monica Henrich at lsec@my-olph.org.