Volunteering at St. Hilary's

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia mandates that any adult who has regular* contact with children, including faculty, parent volunteers, coaches etc. are required to attend Safe Environment Training.

*Regular contact is defined by the Archdiocesan policy as once a week.

It is very important that you register and attend the required training. Safety comes first when it comes to our children. Accordingly, those who do not attend will no longer be able to volunteer for the school in situations where students are present.

To be an approved Volunteer, you need:

1) Child Abuse Clearance Form
2) Criminal Background Clearance Form
3) Safe Environment Training Course
aka "Protecting God's Children for Adults"
4) Technology/Online Safety Addendum Course **
5) Mandated Reporter Training ***

How To:

1) Child Abuse Clearance Form


• Complete Section I only. Print clearly in ink. Enclose $10 money order only.
Payable to Department of Public Welfare. Do not send cash or personal check.

• Send to: Childline and Abuse Registry, Department of Public Welfare
PO Box 8170, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170

• When you receive this form back from the Department of Public Welfare,
send the completed results to the Rectory.

2) Criminal Background Clearance Form


• Click on "Submit a New Record Check"

• Follow Online Instructions including entering Credit Card info (cost $10).

• When you receive this form back from the PA State Police,
send the completed results to the Rectory.

3) Safe Environment Training Course aka "Protecting God's Children for Adults"


• When you attend this course, you will be given a "receipt" as proof of attendance.
Send the "Parish Copy" (white) to the Rectory.

4) Technology/Online Safety Addendum Course

** If you attended a "Safe Environment/Protecting God's Children" session PRIOR to 7/1/11, then you need this course. A "Safe Environment/Protecting God's Children" course taken AFTER 7/1/11 includes this material.

5) Mandated Reporter Training

*** The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has not scheduled any sessions for 2012 and are working on how they are going to handle this area.

Notes:

The clearance checks are valid for 5 years.

Completion of the Safe Environment training is a one time requirement.


Any questions, please contact our Safe Environment Coordinator:
Jen Sablich