Creating a Safe Environment Training
Date and Time TBA
Holy Cross Parish Center
All volunteers who work with children, youth, or vulnerable adults, or who wish to become parish visitors are required to sign a Diocese of Rochester Volunteer Code of Conduct, complete the Criminal Record Check process, and participate in Creating a Safe Environment Training. Please bring a valid driver’s license or other form of identification.
Please call 663-2244 to register.
Bishop Salvatore Matano and the United States Bishops have made a commitment to create and sustain a healthy, protective and holy environment for our children, young people and vulnerable adults.
All paid Diocesan staff personnel and then any volunteer who works with children, youth or vulnerable adults is mandated
to sign a Diocese of Rochester Volunteer Code of Conduct
to complete the Criminal Record Check process
to participate in Creating a Safe Environment training
Volunteers who must sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct, undergo a Criminal Record Check and be trained in Creating A Safe Environment, include, but are not limited to:
- Catholic school volunteers
- Religious Ed volunteers
- Youth Ministry volunteers
- Volunteer drivers
- Overnight trip chaperones
- Children’s Liturgy of the Word coordinators and presiders
- Choir or music directors and group members working with children/youth
- Trainers of children/ youth for Liturgical Ministries
- Retreat leaders
- CYO Athletic Directors
- CYO coaches and assistant coaches
- Cheerleading coaches and assistant coaches
- Supervisors of youth service projects
- Coordinators of festivals, plays and events involving children or youth
- Volunteers who visit the homebound or sick
- Catechists /aides who work in special education programs
- Maintenance, grounds keepers or other workers who work with youth volunteers
- Summer Bible school volunteers
- Family Education leaders
- Adults involved in fundraising or special events with children, youth or vulnerable adults such as book fairs, cooking crews, etc.
- Volunteers who work with vulnerable adults in nursing homes, group homes, etc.
- Chaperones for any children or youth/teen activity
This is another means to create an atmosphere that is safe for our children, as well as a means to provide training for the adults who would be working with children.