Shield Volunteer Training

Shield the Vulnerable  (Formerly called STAND)
Archdiocese of BaltimoreVolunteer Compliance Management System

A Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth
Saint Margaret Parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have a commitment to maintaining the trust of the faithful by providing our children and youth with safe environments characterized by health relationships.  With our longstanding commitment in mind, all parishes and archdiocesan Catholic schools use Shield the Vulnerable, a compliance management system that allows all parishes and schools to facilitate compliance with archdiocesan child protection requirements.

There are two categories of volunteers:
Category 1
– Volunteers without substantial contact with children and youth.  These volunteer positions are, but not limited to the following examples:   Ushers    Eucharistic Ministers     Greeters    Art and Environment Ministry   Lectors     Choir member       Adult Bible Study Facilitators     Small Faith Sharing Group Facilitators     Marriage Preparation Couples       RCIA Team Members      Bereavement Ministry       Counters

What you need to do: Visit www.shieldthevulnerable.org
- Complete Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service
- Read a Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth
- Read Code of Conduct for Church Personnel

Click here to view detailed letter of instructions for Category 1 Volunteer

Category 2 – Volunteers with substantial contact with minors and/or in significant leadership position
These volunteer positions would be: Catechists for children and youth     Chaperones for overnight youth events  Children’s Liturgy of the Word facilitators     Classroom Aides    Coaches for Children and Youth  Community Outreach Volunteers   Coordinators of Youth Ministry     Coordinators of Faith Formation     Coordinators of Youth Choirs     Drivers for youth events    Eucharistic Ministers to the sick      Health room volunteers    Helpers for lunch period and playground     Home School Association President    School Board Chair and Officers and Treasurer    Boy/Cub Scout Troop Leaders      Nursery Staff    Trainers of Altar Servers    TutorsVisitors to Homebound     Youth Ministry Volunteers

What you need to do: Visit visit www.shieldthevulnerable.org
- Complete Archdiocesan Application for Volunteer Service
- Provide three references
- Complete Criminal History Screening
- Read a Statement of Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth
- Read Code of Conduct for Church Personnel
- Complete training #706 regarding child abuse and the protection of children

Click here to view detailed letter of instructions for Category 2 Volunteer

If you have any questions, please contact the Screening Coordinator, Karen Saccenti at
410-879-2670, ext 112. Thank You!

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Bel Air, Maryland 21015
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Bel Air, Maryland 21015
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