Dear Volunteer,

 Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteer at St. Ursula Parish.  St.  Ursula Parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by healthy relationships.  With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and archdiocesan Catholic schools use Shield the Vulnerable, a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements for all volunteers who work with minors, employees, and clergy. 

 
Please register as a PARISH/SCHOOL volunteer at www.shieldthevulnerable.org. 

Select First-Time Signup
Select Catholic Dioceses
Select Baltimore Archdiocese, then select Confirm
You will then see a letter from Archbishop Lori.  After reading his letter, select NEXT.
User Login Data section:  You will create your own login-ID and password.  Once all requested information is completed, select Next Step. 
Affiliation section:  Select Volunteer as User Type.
Select the appropriate Location Type, Where Located, and Location Name.
Because you are working with children, select Substantial contact w/children.  However, if you also will be driving children as part of your volunteer service, then select Drivers with contact.   Then select Next Step.
You will be asked, “Do you volunteer at another location?”  If you will be serving at another location, repeat steps 6-8 for that location. 
Application Info section:  You will be asked, “Are you a new volunteer?” 

Select Yes.

Answer the three questions for volunteers/employees and provide three references.  Then select, Next Step.
Summary/Confirm section:  Review your information.  If it is correct, select Accept and then Confirm Signup. 
Background Check Registration/Criminal History Screening:  Complete the background check form and authorization.  Enter your electronic signature, then choose I Consent to the Background Check or I DO NOT Consent to the Background Check.  (If you do not consent to the background check, you may not serve as a volunteer who will have substantial contact with children.)
Next you will need to complete Protect the Children: STAND online training.
Once you have finished the training, you will be asked to read the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s child and youth protection policies:  A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth and the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  You will be asked to answer questions about the policies.

 
Thank you for your service to our Church and especially for your commitment to the children and youth.  Please contact Rosemary Startt, our screening coordinator, at 410-665-2111 if you have any questions.

 
Peace of Christ,

Fr. Steve Hook

Pastor

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