The United States Conference of Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People mandates that every diocese implement Safe Environment programs for all children, parents, and adults. The principal purpose of this Charter is to ensure a safe environment for the children of each diocese.
Here in the Diocese of Allentown, a number of steps have been taken in order implement these guidelines pertaining to reconciliation, healing, accountability, and prevention of future acts of abuse.
Below is a list of the requirements necessary to volunteer at St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School and Parish. All forms and certificates should be submitted to the school office.
For information and assistance contact our Safe Environment Coordinator:
Requirements for adult volunteers
(anyone 18 years and older who will be volunteering while minors are present)
Contact our Safe Environment Coordinator for fingerprinting instructions and payment code
Submit a Background Check Authorization Form
Attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop and submit the certificate of attendance
Submit a Mandated Reporting Training certificate of completion
Please submit all completed forms/certificates to the St. Ignatius Rectory, School Office or
Religious Education Office
Requirements for minor volunteers
(anyone under the age of 18 years old)