All volunteers 18 and older working with children in the Archdiocese of Chicago are required to register with the archdiocese at www.virtus.org, complete Virtus (Protecting God's children) Training, and complete CANTS (Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System) and Code of Conduct Forms. All training program elements are tracked so the organization knows who has or has not trained, or maintained, their Virtus requirements to be a volunteer in good standing. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to maintain their contact information, and volunteer location as current.
Every training program, in addition to live and video awareness sessions, provides ongoing web-based training. These regularly scheduled online bulletins and web-based training courses reinforce the knowledge points made during the awareness sessions. Plus, most of the online training bulletins and modules are interactive allowing trainees to contact and interact with a trainer.
This form must be completed annually. Please send the completed form to the parish office for forwarding. Please do NOT mail the forms to the address on the form.
Archdiocesan Code of Conduct
Acknowledgment of the Code of Conduct for Church Personnel is required for all volunteers working with children. After reviewing the content of the document, please print the "Code of Conduct Acknowledgement Form", found on the last page, complete it as indicated, and return to the parish office.
Please contact the Parish office at (847) 223-4731 or email@example.com with any questions regarding these requirements.
For additional resources, visit the Archdiocese of Chicago OPCY Page.