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 www.virtus.org to register for a session or find more information about the Virtus program.

  • Complete the required reading (brief monthly bulletins) as prompted by www.virtus.org.

  • 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, www.dioceseofcleveland.org/childprotection.  (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.