To ensure the safety of our students, the Archdiocese of Chicago requires all of our volunteers to complete a program 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 email@example.com or by calling 847-623-8320.
The process consists of the following:
VIRTUS training (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)
Instructions for registering for VIRTUS Training Workshop:
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 submit a copy of your certificate received at the workshop to Mrs. Garcia in the school office.
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 in the future via email to remain active by the Archdiocese.
CANTS and Code of Conduct Forms:
You must complete CANTS and Code of Conduct forms, which may be available at the Virtus Training Workshop, or you can print them at home.
Complete and return a copy to Mrs. Garcia as soon as you have completed your Virtus Training Workshop.
Instructions for the Mandated Reporter Training (this is for COACHES ONLY):
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.
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!