Volunteer Requirements

The United States Conference of Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and
Young People mandates that every diocese implement Safe Environment programs for all
children, parents, and adults. The principal purpose of this Charter is to ensure a safe
environment for the children of each diocese.

Here in the Diocese of Allentown, a number of steps have been taken in order implement these guidelines
pertaining to reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse.

Below is a list of the requirements necessary to volunteer at St. Ignatius Loyola Regional
School. All forms and certificates should be submitted to the rectory.

Contact Information Safe Environment Coordinator: Debbie Pilliod
Phone: 610-678-3767
Email:
sec@stignatiusreading.org

Requirements for volunteers.

1.
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check   
(18+ years old) -  (process date after 2015)  - (PA Access to Criminal History- PATCH)
-Present original Record Check to St. Ignatius.

2.
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certificate  
(18+ years old) - (process date after 2015)      -Present original Certificate to St. Ignatius.

3.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Fingerprint Check
(18+ years old) - (process date after 2015)

-Submit completed FBI Criminal Background Fingerprint Check to St. Ignatius.  It will be forwarded to the
Diocese who will return a registration number to St. Ignatius which will be given to the applicant to take to the
3M Cogent site for fingerprinting.

4.
Diocese’s Sexual Abuse Policy Acknowledgment Form (dated May 2014)
(14+ years old)       -Submit completed form to St. Ignatius.

5.
Diocese’s Code of Conduct Policy Acknowledgment Form (dated May 2014)
(14+ years old)       -Submit completed form to St. Ignatius.

6. Protecting God’s Children Workshop attendance certificate (one time only)      
Workshop Schedule
(18+ years old)      -Submit certificate to St. Ignatius.

7.
Mandated Reporter Training certificate
(18+ years old) (less than 5 years old)      -Submit certificate to St. Ignatius.

8. Motor Vehicle Report – if driving
          (less than 5 years old)
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
phone:610-678-3767
Email us
GPS: 40.33701, - 76.00438