Are you interested in volunteering your time and efforts with the the parish? The Diocese of Green Bay requires all volunteers 18 years and older to complete a Protecting God's Children (VIRTUS) training session prior to volunteering AND to register for a background check through eAppsDB to recognize symptoms of abuse in children and vulnerable adults. We as people of God need to be a part of the protection of children and vulnerable adults. For an overview, click HERE.
VIRTUS: You will need to register for a 3.5 hour, classroom-setting training and an online profile. To get started, click HERE or go to Virtusonline.org. Next, click the green button on the left (under login box) that says First Time Registrant. To find a training, you will need to find the Green Bay Diocese in the drop-down menu and continue through to a date and location that work best and complete the registration. To create a profile, you will again need to find the Green Bay Diocese in the drop-down menu. You will be prompted to create a username and password. Please keep your login information in a safe location. The VIRTUS website has a lot of information and monthly bulletins that you can access at any time. It is a great resource for volunteers, teachers and parents, to keeping up to date with safety concerns.
Background Check: You will need to register for a background check HERE. You can also access the site through the Green Bay Diocese site: http://www.gbdioc.org/ministry-formation-portal/safe-environment/background-checks-eapps.html and will need to click on the eAppDB link. When prompted, you will need to enter gbdioc04 in the box marked access code. You will need this to complete the application.
Examples of persons affected include but are not limited to:
- Altar Server Trainers
- Chaperones for Field Trips
- Chaperones for Youth Group Events
- Classroom Aides/Assistants; Hall Monitors (Faith Formation)
- Coaches and Assistants (Parish, Faith Formation)
- Ministers to the Homebound
- Nursery Programs (Parish, Faith Formation)
- Scout Leaders (Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout)
Both the VIRTUS training AND a background check are required prior to volunteering to be in compliance for any of the above listed areas. All volunteers who have regular ongoing contact with children, youth and vulnerable adults are required to participate in Protecting God's Children training, and all volunteers are required to have a background check.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erin Day, LoSEC Administrator at 920-739-4157.
**Safe Environment: Each person has an inherent dignity as a beloved child of God. The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to providing a safe environment in our parishes, in our schools, in our Faith Formation programs, and in all of our ministries, especially those that serve children, youth and individuals at risk. If you want to learn more about the programs and resources available through the Diocese of Green Bay to live out this commitment, please click on the following link: http://www.gbdioc.org/ministry-formation-portal/safe-environment.html.