To ensure the safety of our students, the Archdiocese of Chicago requires all of our volunteers to complete a five-step process before they can come into contact with the students. This process must be completed for any activity involving students, even if it is a one-time event. This includes room parents, parents supervising field trips, lunch room supervisors, coaches, etc. Our site administrator is Mrs. Letty Garcia, and she will be keeping track of all of our volunteer information. If you have questions or need assistance in completing the process, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 847-623-8320.
The process consists of the following:
Criminal Background Check – completed online through the eApps database (the online form looks similar to job application - instructions below)
VIRTUS training sessions (3 hour training workshop) – online registration is required – see below
Annual completion of a CANTS Department of Children& Family Services (DCFS) form (please return to Mrs. Garcia)
Completion of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Code of Conduct Form (please return to Mrs. Garcia)
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training form AND certificate (online training) – directions below
Instructions for completing the online Criminal Background Check:
Click this link = Archdiocese of Chicago to find the Safe Environment Office page.
At the top, select “First time users are asked to click here” to create your username and password.
Your location is St. Anastasia School and the access code is PROTECTION
Follow the steps to complete the process and be sure to click SUBMIT at the end.
Instructions for registering for VIRTUS training:
VIRTUS sessions are held year-round at various locations and are free of charge.
To check for upcoming sessions and register online - click on this link = Virtus Online to sign up as an existing account OR new registrant.
Once you have completed VIRTUS training, please let Mrs. Garcia know.
If you have completed your training through another Archdiocese, please contact the VIRTUS Consumer Line (1-888-847-8870) to have your record transferred to the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Be sure to read and respond to your VIRTUS TRAINING BULLETINS you will receive via email to remain active by the Archdiocese.
Instructions for the Mandated Reporter Training:
To view the Mandated Reporter Training video visit the Archdiocese of Chicago website and select “Child Protection”
Select “Mandated Reporter Training” in the bottom left-hand margin.
View the video and then print your form and certificate and give a copy to Mrs. Garcia.
CANTS and Code of Conduct Forms:
To print the CANTS and Code of Conduct forms visit the Archdiocese of Chicago website (see link on our home page and select “Protecting Children” in the left-hand margin.
Select “CANTS” or “Code of Conduct” in the bottom left-hand margin.
Print, complete and return a copy to Mrs. Garcia.
We hope you will take the time to complete these procedures so that you may participate in any volunteer activities that are available at St. Anastasia. We know the children will enjoy seeing you!