THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING AT
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH AND SCHOOL

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community.

This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. If you have any questions, please call Jo Noelker (636) 583-5144 or icunionoffice@gmail.com.

To be eligible to chaperone for field trips, be a room parent, volunteer in the cafeteria, coach a team, or any other activity that involves working with or near the children of Immaculate Conception, the Archdiocese requires these three criteria be met and verified.

Attend a Protecting God’s Children Workshop

  1. Login to the St. Louis Archdiocesan website at www.archstl.org.
  2. Click on the Safe Environment Program tab under the Protecting God’s Children banner.
  3. Click on the Virtus Protecting God’s Children Workshop Schedule tab under the Safe Environment Program Home banner. (The direct link to Virtus is: http://virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=14498&theme=0.)
  4. Scroll through the available workshops and register at the Start Registration tab at the top of the page. You may also be asked to call or email the location to register. This information will be contained in the Notes:
  5. Code of Ethical Conduct for Clergy, Employees and Volunteers Working With Minors in the Archdiocese
  6. Request the Code of Ethical Conduct by clicking on the link below, by phone (636-583-5144) or email (icunionoffice@gmail.com). These forms can be sent home with your child unless you request other arrangements. Please be sure to include the name/grade of your student.
  7. Read the Code and complete the last page (page 11), remove it from the booklet and return the completed page to the Immaculate Conception School Office, or the Rectory in an envelope marked ATTN: Child Safety Coordinator.
  8. Keep the Code booklet as a reference manual.
  9. Worker Registration Form
  10. Request the Worker Registration form by clicking on the link below, by phone (636-583-5144) or email (icunionoffice@gmail.com). These forms can be sent home with your child unless you request other arrangements. Please be sure to include the name/grade of your student.
  11. Complete the form. (The Worker Type is Volunteer Registrant). Return the completed form to the Immaculate Conception School Office, or the Rectory in an envelope marked ATTN: Child Safety Coordinator.
  12. If you have lived outside of the state of Missouri within the last five years, please read the American Checked Waiver and complete the release. Return the completed form to the Immaculate Conception School Office, or the Rectory in an envelope marked ATTN: Child Safety Coordinator.
  13. DO NOT send the form to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Immaculate Conception will submit the completed form along with the registration fee for processing.

If you are a teen, under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at Immaculate Conception Church and School, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth form. Return the completed form to the Immaculate Conception School Office, or the Rectory in an envelope marked ATTN: Child Safety Coordinator.

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Deacon Phil Hengen, Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7704
phengen@archstl.org

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Child Abuse & Neglect
Hotline Number:

1-800-392-3738