VOLUNTEER INFORMATION FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH OF THE PARISH
An important goal of the Catholic Church is to prevent future incidences of sexual abuse of children by anyone associated with the church -whether ordained, staff or volunteer. Our Lady of Victory will follow the Diocese of Columbus Safe Environment Program which states all volunteers, age 18 years or older, are to complete the following requirements prior to working with children
Volunteers are indispensable to many of our parish programs such as CLOW, Religious Education, Christmas program, etc. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many people who volunteer so unselfishly in our Parish. If you are interested in working with our young people, please complete the following three steps in order to be compliant with the Diocese:
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. —Mother Teresa
Step 1 – Complete the Volunteer Application
Step 2 – Attend a Protecting God’s Children Session
Step 3 – Submit to a Criminal BCI Background Check (not FBI)
A – Attend a Protecting God’s Children session. Some sessions offers fingerprinting/background checks; PLEASE make sure you have the report sent to your home address or Our Lady of Victory Church, 1559 Roxbury Road, 43212.
Our Lady of Victory Safe Environment Policy
Our Lady of Victory Safe Environment Policy (pdf)
On-Line Educational Bulletins:
Virtus also has regularly scheduled on-line bulletins which reinforce the knowledge points made during Protecting God’s Children sessions. These bulletins cover a wide variety of educational topics such as – “Effective Communication with Teens”, “Cyber-bullying” and “The Importance of Self Esteem in Children.” These bulletins can be accessed at http://www.virtusonline.org/csa/PrintBulletinArchive.cfm.
Need to confide in someone? Need to communicate warning signs?
Contact one of the following confidential sources: