The Archdiocese of Portland requires that all volunteers who work with children complete mandatory training and background checks. If you will be volunteering in the school building during school hours, we require that you complete these volunteer requirements. Volunteer badges will be issued by the school and must be worn while volunteering in the building. Listed below are the requirements for volunteers.
1. Current Archdiocesan Background Check (renewed every 3 years)
2. Called to Protect Training-for Parents and Ministry (currently completed once)
3. Standards of Conduct for Ministry with Children and Youth –online course through Armatus (updated 2015-2016 school year)
4. Annual training determined by the Archdiocese each September (completed yearly by those that have volunteered previously, or completed the Called to Protect Class previously)
The Archdiocese of Portland uses the Armatus website database to track volunteer trainings. Annual update training is determined by the Archdioceses and the information will be available in late August each year. Training needs to be complete annually to work as a volunteer during school hours or when working with children. An Archdiocesan background check is needed to be added to the Armatus database to complete the training modules.
To log into the Armatus database your username is your first initial and last name (ie. John Doe would be jdoe). Be sure to include hyphens and/or spaces if you use two last names. Your password will be your two digit birth month, two digit birth date, and OR for Oregon (ie. if you birthday was January 1st you would use 0101or)
All volunteers working at the school are required to have a completed background check through the Archdiocese of Portland. Background check requests are submitted by the school to the Archdiocese contracted background check vendor, Praesidium. Background checks must be renewed every three years. New volunteers must request a background check by completing the Background Check Request Form and returning it to the school office. Returning active volunteers will be notified by email when their background check needs to be renewed. The renewal notification will include a link to complete the renewal process.