All school volunteers who have frequent, ongoing or recurring contact with students must attend Virtus training. Examples are volunteering in more than one school event per year, room parents, field trip chaperones, etc.
Virtus is a three-hour session which is mandatory to volunteer in the school. This workshop credit is valid for five years. After five years volunteers will need to take the Virtus “Keeping the Promise Alive” workshop. All workshops are scheduled monthly at various parishes and schools across the Archdiocese. Please register online at www.virtus.org.
A volunteer’s attendance will be verified before being allowed to volunteer at a school activity. These policies were established by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston by the Safe Environment Program.