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Parent Volunteer Guidelines

Virtus and fingerprinting resources for parent volunteers

Please be aware that if your parent volunteer hours will be served with or around our students, you will be required to complete Virtus training per the Archdiocese of Los Angeles: “concurrent with the first time they participate in any programs or activities at a location, all staff, whether paid or volunteer, and all volunteers who work in any capacity with or around children, the elderly, or people with special needs are required to complete the initial three-hour VIRTUS® Protecting God's Children for Adults program”.  Virtus “helps clergy, staff, volunteers and parents understand the facts and myths about child sexual abuse; how perpetrators operate; and how caring adults can take five important steps to keep children safe”.  Additionally, “all clergy, paid parish/school personnel and volunteers who work regularly in a supervisory role with children or youth” must be fingerprinted.

V=requires Virtus training     F=requires fingerprinting

  • helping in OSP office (V if students are present)
  • planning/setting up/cleaning up events (V if students are present)
  • facilitating event parking 
  • chaperoning field trips (V,F)
  • transporting students to OSP events in personal vehicle (V,F)

To see what locations are hosting VIRTUS training, please click here Click on the arrow and select "Los Angeles, Our Lady of the Angels" region.  You will find a listing of parishes and the contact information to make a reservation. You can check all the other regions in Los Angeles as well.

To see what locations are hosting fingerprinting, please click here.

If you have attended Virtus in the past and have kept up with particular criteria such as reading monthly newsletters then you may be eligible to take the recertification course entitled Keeping the Promise Alive Refresher Program. This session is one and a half hours in length. Follow the instructions above to find these locations.