Volunteer Safe Enviroment Compliance
Forms and Instructions
This form must be submitted annually prior to beginning volunteer service. A copy of the completed form is kept on site and the original is sent to DCFS in Springfield. Click HERE to download a copy of the CANTS form.
2018 Code of Conduct Form
All volunteers must read and sign this new version prior to beginning service. A copy of the completed form is kept on site. Click HERE to download a copy of the 2018 Code of Conduct form.
As of July 2018, eApps online criminal background checks are now combined with the Virtus Training and Registration for volunteers.
Virtus/Protecting God's Children Training Session
Attend a 3-hour training session within 60 days of beginning service. Monthly bulletins are required to maintain an active Virtus account. No one under 18yrs. of age permitted at training. All participants must pre-register online. A copy of the certificate of attendance is kept on site. You may attend as session in the Archdiocese of Chicago or the Diocese of Joliet. View the locations & hours at either of these links:
Mandated Reporter Training
All volunteer coaches must complete this training prior to beginning volunteer service. A copy of the certificate of completion is kept on site. Persons planning to take the online training need to be prepared to spend at least 60 minutes to complete the training (you cannot exit and return). The computer used for the training must be connected to a printer that will print the certificate at the completion of the training (you cannot exit and return). (ONLY computer-generated certificates will be accepted.) The computer used for the training must be equipped with speakers or headsets to allow you to hear the audio. Click HERE to download a copy of the Online Mandated Reporter Training Instructions Click HERE to begin the mandated reporter online training.
Minors Serving as Volunteers
There is a growing public awareness that the safety of minors is a top priority for organizations and institutions that educate and support them. The Church through its local parishes is one of those institutions. As such, it is important that the volunteers who work with our children are a good fit to minister in those positions. This form is available to be filled out by all minors, but must be filled out by High School youth.