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 r
ectory.

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

Requirements for adult volunteers (anyone 18 years and older who will be
volunteering while minors are
present).

1.
Diocesan Requirements - must be completed only once:
•        Read and sign the acknowledgment form for the
Code of Conduct policy
•        Read and sign the acknowledgment form for the Policy Regarding the Sexual Abuse of Minors
•        Attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop and submit the certificate of attendance


2.
State Required Clearances – must not be dated before 2015 and will need to be updated every five years:
•        Submit a
PA State Police Criminal Record Check
•        Submit a
Department of Welfare’s Child Abuse Clearance
•        Submit a
FBI Criminal Background Fingerprint Check
•        Submit a
Mandated Reporting Training certificate of completion

Requirements for minor volunteers (anyone under the age of 18 years old).

Diocesan Requirements:
•        Read and sign the acknowledgment form for the
Code of Conduct policy
•        Read and sign the acknowledgment form for the Policy Regarding the Sexual Abuse of Minors



Upcoming PGC Workshops  Call to register for an upcoming workshop. There are dates added on a regular
basis. Be sure to obtain your certificate of attendance and make a
copy to submit.
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St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
2810 St. Albans Drive
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
phone:610-678-3767
Email us
GPS: 40.33701, - 76.00438