Required Volunteer Training and Forms

Thank you for your generous service to our Collaborative Community. We are grateful to every volunteer who gives of their precious time to help us to do God’s work in and beyond our Collaborative. Thank you for taking the time to take care of the following paperwork which we need to collect from all volunteers in order to work together for the safety of our most vulnerable parishioners.

 

CORI FORM (Annually)

We will need to collect a CORI form from you each year. The form for the current year can be accessed via this link: CORI Form 2020-2021

This is a required form for any volunteer. Your ID will have to be checked by a Collaborative employee so please make an appointment to come into the office to do this. Alternatively, you can have your form notarized and send it in to the Collaborative offices:

St. John-St. Paul Collaborative Offices
FAO Anne Mears
39 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

 

CODE OF MINISTERIAL BEHAVIOR (One time only)

Please download and read the Code of Ministerial Behavior.  The Agreement (last page of the document) should be printed and brought to the Collaborative offices to be signed in the presence of a staff member.

 

VIRTUS (One time only)

All volunteers in our Collaborative, including those who do not work directly with children’s programs, are required to complete Protecting God’s Children training. New volunteers must take this training as soon as possible so that they are in full compliance with the requirements of the Collaborative and the Archdiocese. Due to our current inability to gather together for live training, volunteers can currently meet this requirement through participation in two online trainings: VIRTUSOnline Protecting God’s Children training and Massachusetts Online Mandated Reporter training.

To complete the online Protecting God’s Children training, volunteers should go to www.virtusonline.org.

  1. Click on “First time registrant
  2. On the next page click on “Begin the registration process”
  3. Select “Boston” from the drop down list of dioceses
  4. Complete the registration process

Once registration is complete you will be directed to the VIRTUSOnline Protecting God’s Children training.

 

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING (One time only)

Upon completion of VIRTUS training, individuals will be directed to a link to an additional online training on mandated reporting in Massachusetts. Both online trainings must be completed to be in compliance with child Archdiocesan requirements.

The mandated reporter training can be found at: 51A Online Mandated Reporter Training

When you have completed your online training please send an email to anne.mears@sjspwellesley.org and attach copies of the certificate of completion of both the Protecting God’s Children training and the 51A Online Mandated Reporter Training.

Thank you for your cooperation with this important process of protecting the vulnerable members of our communities.

Please email anne.mears@sjspwellesley.org with any questions.