Saint Paul of the Cross Parish is committed to providing a safe environment for all.
How to Register as a New Volunteer (old volunteers should see the tab marked "Returning Volunteers")
You have successfully registered with Virtus. You may be directed to log in again with your username and password (#3). You will see several blocks. Among them will be blocks called Current Training, Background Checks, and Required Documents. Boxes may appear red when action is required. Within the red boxes, please click on each link to complete the required compliance items presented.
In the Current Training box, click on the link that says, “You have 1 online module assigned.” Then click on the green circle in front of the course title to begin the training. Video sessions are interactive. You will have to respond to questions correctly to move on. This may take up to an hour to complete. Once started, you can pause and return later if you like. Watch all the way to the end. It is recommended that you print a copy of your certificate for your records.
Within the Background Checks box, you will need to complete the “Child Abuse History Clearances.” This can be completed online, or you can submit a paper application to the PA Dept of Human Services. Copies of this paperwork are available in the parish office and can be mailed to you upon request.
The Diocese reserves the right to add online courses to their list of volunteer requirements. Additionally, PA State background checks, Child Abuse History Clearances, and the FBI Disclosure Statement must be resubmitted every 5 years.
Many returning volunteers have accounts at www.virtusonline.org already. This site keeps a running list of all of your clearances, certificates and training. In order to view and update the information there you will need a User ID and password. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A NEW USER ACCOUNT. If you do not know your User ID or password please call the office and speak with the Safe Environment Coordinator, Don Fontana at 412-531-5964.
Training (Training must be done online and no longer in person) In May of 2021 a new training module was added and required of every volunteer in the diocese. The training is available online and can be done in 45 minutes to an hour. Here is how: