VIRTUS Training

What's the deal with VIRTUS? All volunteers working with our youth or vulnerable adults must complete Virtus Training - Essential 3 for Adults. This includes online training (awareness session organized around two videos and pertinent discussion questions), background check (through McDowell Agency) - completed prior to the beginning of service & code of conduct, completed prior to beginning service. In 2015, The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis updated requirements to include an online update every three years after your initial approval. This means all volunteers who attended a class prior to June 30, 2014, and did not do a video update in the last year, now need to update. Re-credentialing every 3 years (safe environment retraining, background recheck, sign Code).

How do I know if I am up to date? 1. log in to your account at www.virtusonline.org, and look under the training tab for your original training date. 2. If you don't know or remember your username, or want to join our team of volunteers, please contact Sarah Laman, sarahlaman@goodshepherdgv.org to volunteer at Good Shepherd Church.