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 attending a 3-hour class (awareness session organized around two videos and pertinent discussion questions), background check (through McDowell Agency) - completed prior to 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. Login to your account at, 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 Renee Hamilton, [email protected] to volunteer at Good Shepherd Church.