Mandatory Requirements for Volunteers Working directly with Students or Chaperoning Field Trips:
- Must initially complete a “Safe Environment Program” every five years. This training is available only online at www.virtus.org.
- Must submit to background checks through the Diocese of Owensboro every five years. You will be notified by the Office of Safe Environment when your background check is due to be renewed. These are completed at a cost of $10.00 from the volunteer.
- Read the summary of the Diocesan Sexual Abuse Policy and sign the Acknowledgement of Receipt of Summary of Sexual Abuse Policy and Procedures. Read and sign a Supervisory Adult Code of Conduct Form. PLEASE NOTE: This step is handled in conjunction with training, however, volunteers are asked to review documents annually. Signing the Acknowledgement form for this handbook acknowledges that you have also reviewed these documents.
- Those planning to drive on field trips will be required to complete a “Diocesan Volunteer Driver’s Form.” If a volunteer answers “yes” to any of the questions on the form, they may be disqualified as a driver. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and insurance on your vehicle.