At St. Catharine's we are committed to providing a safe environment for our children. Our Diocese requires specific background checks for all employees and volunteers. On this page you can find links to necessary clearances. You can also contact Marci Zambito, the Safe Environment Coordinator, for a volunteer packet or assistance with clearances.
This page will list all the clearances needed to volunteer.
Fill out this form and send it to Marci Zambito. See Contact tab for address. Once I receive this form I will provide you with paperwork containing codes that can be used to get your Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certificate and Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Fingerprint Check. These clearance are paid by the diocese for volunteers.
Read the Diocesan Sexual Abuse Policy, sign the acknowledgement form, and send a copy to the Safe Environment Coordinator.
Read the Diocesan Code of Conduct, sign the acknowledgement form, and send a copy to the Safe Environment Coordinator.
Read the Child Protective Services Law, sign the acknowledgement form, and send a copy to the Safe Environment Coordinator.
All volunteers age 18 and older are required to attend a Protecting God's Children class. Once you have your certificate of attendance, forward a copy to the Safe Environment Coordinator.
All volunteers age 18 or older must also complete on online training for Mandated Reporter. Mandated Reporter can be completed either individually online or at a class. Follow the link above to take the class online. Once completed, Print out your certificate and send a copy along with a signed copy of the Child protective Services Law Acknowledgement Form to the Safe Environment Coordinator. Click on the link above to see the diocesan calendar for Protecting God's Children and Mandated reporter classes.
All volunteers who will be driving youth (especially youth group drivers) must complete the Defensive Driving Curriculum on CMG Connect and will also need to fill out the Diocese of Allentown Driver Information Form. Follow the link for directions to the online course and form.