Safe Environment

A Safe Environment For Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons

The Catholic Church is absolutely committed to the safety of children. Together we can make a Promise to Protect, and a Pledge to Heal. The Charlotte Diocese has adopted policies and procedures to safeguard those whose care has been entrusted to us. Background checks are required for all persons who volunteer in any capacity in the church, and a Protecting God’s Children class (and subsequent updates) are required of all who volunteer with children or vulnerable persons.

Information and forms may be found at the Charlotte Diocese website at https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources/safe-environment

Volunteers should create an online account at https://www.virtusonline.org

Please refer to the documents below for training and compliance.

· This explains all the requirements for the diocese for volunteers and employees: Diocesan Requirements

· This explains the steps to take to comply with requirements: One Page Instruction Document

· This contains the complete volunteer packet with all applicable forms:  Complete Volunteer Packet

· This form needs to be filled out and turned into St. Barnabas: Volunteer Profile Form