Virtus - Protecting God's Children

EVERYONE who is a volunteer at St. Angela Merici must meet specific requirements as set forth by the Diocese of Cleveland.

Volunteer compliance requirements are met by completing ALL of the following:

  • Attend a Virtus: Protecting God's Children live training session once;  Go to to register for a session or find more information about the Virtus program.

  • Complete the required reading (brief monthly bulletins) as prompted by

  • Complete a BCI&I background check by having your fingerprints taken. Several locations offering fingerprinting are listed here.

  • Complete the St. Angela Merici Volunteer Application.

  • New Diocesan Sexual Abuse and Standards of Conduct in Ministry policies have been put into place in 2016, with a short series of videos explaining them. All employees and volunteers MUST view the videos and read the policies which can be accessed at the Diocesan website,  (The new documents are also on file in the Parish Center and the School Office.)

  • Acknowledgement forms indicating that volunteers have viewed the videos, read the policies, and agree to uphold them must be signed and returned to the Parish Center by January 31, 2017.

  • Read and sign acceptance of the St. Angela Merici Standards of Conduct.

  • Complete the St. Angela Merici driver form (Optional: only needed if you will be transporting minors in your personal vehicle).

A complete set of the required paperwork for volunteers at St. Angela Merici Parish and School can be accessed here.