Volunteer Requirements

All school volunteers, including coaches, must have their FBI/ BCI Background checks up to date and must complete the Protecting God’s Children Certification.

Our Home & School Association will continue to graciously reimburse St. Catharine School families for Fingerprinting costs.

Registration for Protecting God’s Children is available here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at St. Catharine School is a much needed service we depend upon. Every school family is asked to commit to volunteering in some capacity. There are many ways that parents can contribute in the cafeteria, coaching, field trips, class parties, hosting athletic competitions, and special events. Please see our Week Ahead Newsletter or Irish Insider for volunteer opportunities.

Chaperone Guidelines for Field Trips

Safe Environment

All paid staff must have on file both BCI and FBI background checks and must attend “Protecting God’s Children.”

All volunteers must have on file a BCI background check and must attend “Protecting God’s Children” no matter how much or how little contact they have with children or youth, no matter if volunteering for the school or parish, and no matter what time of the day or night they volunteer.

To keep all of our activities safe for the youngest of our parishioners and students, all volunteers are asked complete the Protecting God’s Children Training Program. To become compliant, all volunteers must complete the following steps:

  1. Attend a Protecting God’s Children Training Program, a three-hour, live interactive session that details the importance of keeping our children safe through awareness and vigilance.
  2. Provide a current Bureau of Criminal Investigation criminal background report.  Fingerprinting can be arranged by calling the St. Catharine School office.  Fingerprinting fees are covered by the St. Catharine Home & School Association.

Need to confide in someone? Need to communicate warning signs? Contact one of the following confidential sources:

  1. Regina Quinn (Diocese of Columbus),614.241.2565, rquinn@cdeducation.org
  2. Fr. Patrick Toner (St. Catharine Church Pastor), 614.231.4509
  3. Mark Watts (St. Catharine School Principal), 614.235.1396, mwatts1@cdeducation.org

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