“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis
Volunteer Requirements & Training Information
Holy Cross Catholic School and Parish, along with every other school and church within the Archdiocese of Portland, follows requirements for the prevention of sexual abuse, referred to as Called to Protect. These requirements are set forth by the Archdiocese to ensure that our volunteers and staff are trained and cleared to work in schools, and that our schools and churches remain safe for our kids.
Listed below are the Archdiocesan requirements to volunteer with children. Depending on your clearance status last school year, you are required to complete some of the requirements detailed below.
Requirements for New Volunteers
A new volunteer is someone who has not been cleared through the Archdiocese of Portland to volunteer.
Attend the “CASE” Volunteer Training: This is a one time requirement for all volunteers. As of September 2017, Called to Protect is required for all volunteers regardless of the number of times they volunteer. We also require a background check and Standards of Conduct form.
Office of Child Protection/Victim Assistance
Follow the link for the Archdiocesan Office of Child Protection and Victim Assistance. The webpage includes links to the Archdiocese Child Abuse Policy, Code of Conduct, and Standards of Conduct. These policies are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. http://www.archdpdx.org/cpo/
If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Millager, Holy Cross Catholic School and Parish CASE Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.