Volunteer at St John's
All Christian service stems from deep love of neighbor. Each family at St. John the Baptist commits to volunteer service each year. These many acts of service create our unique loving and supportive environment. Our school could not exist as an affordable option for families without this needed service. Thank you!
Volunteering with Children
All adults planning to volunteer, in ANY CAPACITY, with children at St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School must complete a Virtus training every 3 years to recognize the signs and help protect children from sexual abuse and violence. For upcoming and online refresher trainings for volunteers, visit the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis website in the Office for the Protection of Children or click here.
Additionally volunteers must complete the following:
- Working with Children ages 0-6 years: Department of Human Service background check every 3 years, McDowell background check every 3 years (or consent to share), annual signed Volunteer Code of Conduct, Virtus Training (every 3 years), and Car Seat Training Course every 5 years if planning to drive children ages 9 and under.
- Working with children in grades 1-8: McDowell background check every 3 years (or consent to share), annual signed Volunteer Code of Conduct, Virtus Training (every 3 years), Car Seat Training Course every 5 years if planning to drive children ages 9 and under.
- If you would like to volunteer to drive with children, you must complete a car seat safety clinic and fill out the necessary paperwork to keep on file in the School Office. All drivers must have a current license and at least $100,000 insurance liability coverage.
Download Volunteer Application HERE!
Visit www.virtusonline.org to register for a Virtus Training Session, sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct, and request your background check.
These procedures are in place for the safety and protection of all our children. We acknowledge that there are many pieces our volunteers need to complete. Thank you for your diligence!
- Cleaning of Classrooms and Materials
- Woodworking Projects
Promise to Protect, Pledge to Healh
A local Victim Assistance Coordinator is available to help you or anyone who has been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church. They will listen to your needs and support you. They will help you make a formal complaint and arrange a personal meeting with the bishop, or his delegate, if desired. We encourage you to come forward and speak out:
The Victim Assistance Coordinator in our Archdiocese is:
Victim Assistance Program
Canvas Health on behalf of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis