Requirements for Volunteering with Children 

Adult volunteers having "substantial contact with children" must complete:

  • The background check paperwork (completion of all forms)
  • Attend a one-time, 4-hr. VIRTUS Training within 45 days
  • Every 3 years, a short video will be emailed to compliant volunteers as the continuing education requirement. 

Volunteering for the first time - Request a Background Check Packet  

Reactive or Transfer your Background - Request an Update

OLGC requires specific forms for our volunteers, and processing your forms through OLGC will ensure that your paperwork will be processed quickly and accurately. Please DO NOT print the forms that are available on the Diocesan website.

VIRTUS training registration instructions are included in the background check packet that the parish will send you upon request. Please DO NOT register for the training without the instructions in order to reduce the risk of error and not getting credit for attending a training. 

For more information:

Contact Tammy Beaven, 703.896.7413Records Manager & OLGC Child Protection Liaison 

For policy definitions, go to the Diocesan Office for Child Protection and Safety