Parent Volunteer Training

The Chicago Archdiocese has requirements for all volunteers that work with and/or around children.  Volunteer opportunities included for these requirements are field trips, classroom parties, scouts, sports teams, special lunches, fundraising events, and all school events – basically, anytime you are helping out at the school and children are present.  Because of this necessary protection for our children, St. Monica Academy is requiring that all parents be in compliance with these requirements. 

 

PARISH/SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN

 

BACKGROUND CHECK

Complete an eApps online criminal background check application before being accepted as a volunteer.  Applicant cannot begin service until the background check approval has been received.

Online at www.archchicago.org

Scroll to the Protecting Children button and select Background Screening.

Access code is “protection”.

VIRTUS/PROTECTING
GOD’S CHILDREN

Attend within 60 days of beginning service.  Deliver certificate of completion to parish office after training, keep a copy for yourself.  Certificate of attendance kept on site in file.

Online at www.archchicago.org

Scroll to the Protecting Children button and select Virtus.

All participants must pre-register online.

CODE OF CONDUCT

(return copy to parish)

Read and sign prior to beginning service.  Signed acknowledgement form kept on site in file.

Online at www.archchicago.org

Scroll to Protecting Children button, select Code of Conduct.

Available in Spanish, Polish and English

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRACKING SYSTEM FORM- (CANTS)

(return copy to parish)

TO BE DONE ANNUALLY

Complete form and submit to site prior to beginning service.  Copy of completed form kept on site in file.  Original mailed to DCFS by the site.

Online at www.archchicago.org

Scroll to the Protecting Children button and select CANTS.

Available in Spanish and English

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING

Catechists, youth ministers, coaches shall complete this requirement within 60 days of being hired or start of ministry

Online at www.archchicago.org  Scroll to the Protecting Children button and select Mandated Reporter Training.

ONLINE TRAINING BULLETINS

After completing the Virtus Training session, complete the training bulletins to stay in compliance

Emailed to you, click on the link, read the article and answer the question 10 – 15 minutes , once a month

 

  • If you have fulfilled these requirements, thank you for your service to the school and parish.  Be certain you have filled out the CANTS form for this year. 
  • If you have not fulfilled any or all of these requirements, please read the table below to see what steps you need to take.  The table tells you what you need to do and where to find the information online; the paperwork is also available in the school office and the parish office.
  • Please call the school or parish office if you need any assistance with any of this paperwork or registration for the training.  Check training schedule to register for a session that is convenient for you.  Registration for these sessions is online. – see below. 
  • All forms, CANTS and Code of Conduct need to be returned to parish or school office.
  • If you are not sure if you are in compliance with any or all of these requirements please contact Sabina Debski at the parish office 773-763-1661 for accurate information.