Volunteer Opportunities

St. Paul of the Cross School appreciates the generosity of parents and community members in giving their time to the school and the students. The Archdiocese has a program in place called "Protecting God's Children" and a series of Virtus requirements and forms that are filled out prior to volunteer service to our school. Please click on each of the links below to learn more about these requirements.

Protecting God's Children

All St. Paul of the Cross volunteers over the age of 18 must complete training that is mandated by the Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth.

Virtus Training

All volunteers must attend Virtus Training. New volunteers need to register for a class. If you have already attended a class you must continue to read the training bulletins that are provided. To register for class and to read training bulletins go to www.virtusonline.orgInstructions on how to register for Virtus can be found here.

CANTS Form

The CANTS form for the State of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services needs to be completed each fall and turned in to the program administrator or your Ministry Leader.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct form needs to be completed when you first volunteer.  The form needs to be turned in to the program administrator or Ministry Leader for your program. 

Mandated Reporter Training

Catechists, coaches, scout leaders and volunteers as well as anyone volunteering for Youth Ministry programs need to complete this training.  You will need to complete an online course that takes about 25 minutes: http://.mr.dcfstraining.org. The completion certificate will need to be turned in to the program administrator or Ministry Leader for your program.

Background Check

If you interact with minors you will need to complete a background check.  Your background check will be completed through your Virtus account. 

Please direct questions and concerns to the program administrators:

Parish: Joan Macpherson 

School: Linda Foy