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Volunteer Service Compliance

Dear Volunteer: 

On behalf of our parish/school, we would like to thank you for your gift of volunteering your time to the ministry and blessing of working with our children. To ensure our children are in a safe environment our Diocese requires the following safe environment compliance procedures to be followed before our volunteers are allowed to work with children:

 ● Complete an online background check through known as Fastrax 

● Read, understand, and acknowledge a Pastoral Code of Conduct 

● Attend a 3-hour Virtus live training program entitled “Protecting God’s Children” 

The process to complete these requirements has been streamlined into one registration interface. Simply go to to begin the registration process and click “FIRST TIME REGISTRANT.” Be sure to choose “Paterson Diocese-Child Protection.” It takes less than 10 minutes to complete and we ask that you complete all steps during the process. Please be sure to use your legal name when registering, no nicknames, please. 

Step-by-step registration instructions can be viewed at Virtus Online Volunteer Instructions if you would like to view prior to beginning the registration process. Our Safe Environment Policy can be viewed on our Diocese Web Page. 

Thank you for understanding that the importance of this process is to create a safe environment and Protect God’s Children.