All Staff and Volunteers:

All adult volunteers who are involved in direct supervision of students under the age of 18 are required to complete Safe Environment training and have all clearances up to date.

Clearance guidelines:

Clearances should be submitted prior to commencement of volunteer service and must be renewed every five years.

Required Clearances:

Pennsylvania State Police Clearance – Free for volunteers.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance – Free for volunteers.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance – Required for volunteers living in Pennsylvania less than 10 years.

Required Trainings:

Protecting God’s Children – All employees and volunteers which direct supervision of students must register online and attend a session.

  • Safe Environment Training Part 1 – Protecting God’s Children, provides basic facts about sexual abuse and adult roles in prevention. To register online:
  • Safe Environment Training Part 2 – Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, provides an overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws. Training available here.